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I have an antique bedroom set that was given to me by my grandmother. It has tags on the back that say Thomasville Chair Company. I have the highboy dresser, long dresser with mirror, full size four poster bed and a nightstand. I am interested to know the name of the design and the approximate value of the set.

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Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment. If you cannot send photos, I can still work with your descriptions; however, I can give more accurate answers if I have photos.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Do you want pictures of the furniture?

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Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment. If you cannot send photos, I can still work with your descriptions; however, I can give more accurate answers if I have photos.Can you send photos?If so, then -Please send photos of the items both front and back.Please send a photo of the marks and/or words on the pieces.You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.To send photos you may use the "ADD FILES" in the blue box link (next to "SEND" or "SUBMIT") on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.An explanation of this method can be found here:http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert-hl Please do not try to use the site email method of sending photos without specific instructions from me.Kind regards,Doris
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
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. What size is the bed?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Full size

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
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Thomasville Chair Co was established in 1904 in Thomasville, NC. While the company changed hands over the years since then, it did not cease production until 2014.

Your set was made ca 1930s-1940s most closely resembling a revival of early 19thC Federal style..

The estimated retail value for the set as described and pictured is $2600-3200.

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20%-50% more than retail values.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hi Doris, I looked up the Federal style on and I didn't see anything that looked like my bedroom set. The Federal style was straight/flat fronted and mine is curved, like a wave. Mine doesn't look like any of the Federal style furniture pictures I looked at.

http://www.ralstonfurniture.com/federal.html

This website explains that the Federal style is a combination of several periods. See the curved front sideboard at the end.

As with many 20thC style revivals, the reproductions often take liberties to adapt to the contemporary customer base.

Yes, most Federal style furniture does not have curved fronts, but some pieces do. English furniture of the same period - George III - and the Regency - does have some curvilinear designs.

Your Thomasville set style does combine the curved lines of the 19thC French styles as well with the American Federalist styles.

I hope this helps.

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