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Re: Friedman M. & Co. Furniture China Cabinet

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Posted by Sharon Hofmann on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 at 23:02:07 :

In Reply to: Re: Friedman M. & Co. Furniture China Cabinet posted by Sharon Hofmann on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 at 22:57:25 :

: : : My mother recently passed away and I have decided to sell her china cabinet on Craigs List. I knew nothing about it except she always said it was an antique. As we were pulling it away from the wall, we noticed the company's sticker which said "THE BIGGEST FURNITURE HOUSE M.FRIEDMAN & CO. ON THE PACIFIC COAST" the address was Post St. in San Francisco. As I was reading other's emails about this company, I discovered they were in business around the turn of the 1900's until maybe the 30's. It is not a fancy cabinet but in very good condition. I'm asking $110 for it and wondered if anyone out there could tell me if it may be worth more than I'm asking. I would appreciate a reply if someone knows about this. Thank you, Carole Elliott

If your cabinet is anything like the highboy dresser and my other dress with a large beveled mirror, I believe it may be worth quite a bit more than you are asking. I received these 2 bedroom pieces, and they had been painted over by my grandmother. I suppose she thought she was antique-ing them, when they were already antiques! Once the paint was removed, I found I have a matching set of "birdseye" maple wood dressers. The wood, I found out, is quite exotic and expensive. Simply put, I would hold off on dumping your furniture, as it is quite old and most likely worth a bit more.
Sharon Hofmann

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