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I just purchased a breakfront? cabinet from Salvation Army that looks like it has been painted over the original finish. It has the John A. Colby & Sons metal tag on an inside drawer. I was wondering what the finish originally looked like, and if the value of the cabinet would rise portportionally

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With the cost of restoring it to the original color.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
In the photos, the cabinet looks cream, but in fact it is green.
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago

If you tried to send photos, they did not come through at this end.

Please tell me the approximate height in inches.

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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Please send photos of the piece.

Please send a photo of the marks and/or words on the piece.

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.
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