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    • February 20, 2017 3:50 AM CST
    • Roy Moore said:

      Looking for information on a green linoleum top table manufactured by Gunn Furniture Company of Grnd Rapids, Michigan.  It has a brass plate on the side which says "GunnLino Top."  Is it rare?  I've seen pictures of a GunnLino top desk, but nothing on a table.

      I had one of the similar kind. Though doesn't look so polished like the one in the pic. I have a collection of such old furniture. Later, I sought the help of surplus  furniture & mattress warehouse, a discount warehouse service in finding more details ( . This same service might help you also in this regard.Desk Mahagony

    • June 11, 2011 1:41 PM CDT
    • Looking for information on a green linoleum top table manufactured by Gunn Furniture Company of Grnd Rapids, Michigan.  It has a brass plate on the side which says "GunnLino Top."  Is it rare?  I've seen pictures of a GunnLino top desk, but nothing on a table.

    • March 20, 2016 12:18 PM CDT
    • Hello Jess!

      Thanks for your reply to my post of 2012, the cabinet was sold shortly thereafter but thanks for your comment!


    • April 15, 2012 4:15 PM CDT
    • I have recently come across this Japanese Shodana Cabinet from the MEIJI Period in Japan.

      These cabinets were made from 1868 to 1912 and from my research so far and paperwork with the cabinet I am guessing that this particular piece was made in the 1880's.

      I am researching this piece further prior to posting it for sale and I am curious if anyone has any information to share on this beautiful antique.

      It is handcarved from what I believe to be Japanese Cypress and has ornate Mother of Pearl inlays within the cabinet.

      Does anyone have information on this item?


      Just updating my post on this item as I am getting ready to list it For Sale and was curious if anyone has any information on this cabinet, it is in great condition and I am still seeking more clarification on its value.


      Thanks in advance for your answers.

    • February 23, 2012 12:33 AM CST
    • Yes he did Kathy, in fact I plan on getting in touch with him again in the near future to do two more dressers and a sewing machine....quite possibly a buffet too. It's nice work and I definately trust him to bring it back to me.

    • February 22, 2012 9:27 PM CST
    • I think he did a wonderful job of refinishing! This old dresser is just beautiful :)

    • June 21, 2011 12:48 AM CDT
    • sorry the photos didn't show up here very well.

    • June 21, 2011 12:47 AM CDT
    • Ok, I am no expert on them and I don't collect....lord knows I don't have room to do that hah!


      This is a side by side of the same dresser. I grew up with this dresser in our home. It was mine when I was little, it was my dad's , then it was mine again in my teens, then it sat in my dad's's been around. When my great grandfather died in 1975, my dad and his sister we given permission to take whatever they wanted from his estate, before my grandmother auctioned it off. My dad took this dresser, another dresser, couch, chair, ashtray stand and some miscellaneous items. It's all been in my family since then, other than the ashtray stand which my step mother still has. My mom refinished the two dressers in the late 70's , so the left image is what it looked like until a couple months ago. She said it was real dark, almost black before she stripped it. That would be typical of the era and with age. I came to know a dealer at the Brass Armadillo in Omaha,NE whom I became friends with did the work on this. His name is Bob Neville from Lincoln, NE. He buys and refinishes dressers for a hobby to resell them. I admire his work and asked him to do this for me as it's been my goal to get all of the furniture restored from my dad's estate. (all great grandad's stuff) I think he did a beautiful job, it doesn't even look like the same dresser! Fun fact- my wife wanted me to "get rid of that cheap junky dresser, don't put it in my bedroom!".....guess where it sits now....and who uses it!



      This one shown below is one of the first I saw of Bob's. I had to have it and the price was so reasonable considering the dresser made of quarter cut oak and the quality of restoration. I added the wheels which were missing.

      I even bought a key for it from another dealer at the mall Judy Clark.





      I have several antique pieces around the house. We still use everything and prefer it over anything new. You just can't buy the quality these days....besides it's old and old is cool!

    • May 25, 2013 8:00 AM CDT
    • The most unusual place I found vintage furniture,was in the alley.I was doing a clean out and looked down the alley where the cans are,and found an antique bed.

    • May 1, 2013 1:58 PM CDT
    • As per the forum title? Where is a place you were astonished to find vintage and rare furniture? Did the person know what they had? Did you buy it? Was there negociation?


      Tell us your story. Pictures are especially welcome!! :)

    • April 7, 2013 7:32 AM CDT
    • Also, the wood is cherry wood

    • April 4, 2013 9:17 PM CDT

      Couple more pictures

    • April 2, 2013 12:58 AM CDT
    • Just for kicks, I sent the photos of the furniture through Google's image search, trying to see if anyone has ever posted a picture of these items before.  It didn't turn up anything that matched, so I cropped the image to only show the area of the the carved lady.  The results of that image search were quite surprising and rather graphic, but yielded no helpful info.


      Does anything about the material on the bottom or the back, give any clues?   You have great pictures of the front of the items, but the non-facing details can hold just as many clues.  :)





    • April 1, 2013 6:57 PM CDT
    • Thank you for the information so far. not to worried on value, but possibly more about it.  Have anyone, seen carvings like this before?

    • April 1, 2013 8:59 AM CDT
    • It looks like it's mahogany, probably American, & dates from 1840 to 1880. The value depends to a great extent on the quality of the carving & the condition of the upholstery. The carving on yours appears not to be highly detailed, but it's not bad either. The carved feet add to the interest, but, again, they're not highly detailed. As a set they'd probably be priced retail in my area, Colorado, at about $1,200. Mahogany is better appreciated on the east coast, and I can see this set priced at maybe $1,800 there.Gary

    • March 31, 2013 7:11 PM CDT
    • Have some furniture, not sure where to start to find out any informaiton about it.  It is solid wood, with a lady carved with her hair.  No known markings on who made it, or when.  Any advice on direction would be greatly appreciated.


      It has been recovered in the past, the original had horse hair and some leather on it.

    • November 1, 2012 1:42 PM CDT
    • Hi Jeff!  I would reccomend that you check our Classifieds section and/or your local Brass Armadillo Antique Mall.  Other options might be Craigslist or E-bay.  Good luck!

    • October 28, 2012 8:50 AM CDT
    • Hi. I'm new here and I hope this is not against your rules - but I am searching for an antique RADIO STAND - usually they have a door on the front - made specifically to hold the antique radios. Kansas City area. Please e-mail me  Thanks.

    • April 14, 2012 3:20 PM CDT
    • Hello,

       I have a student desk that  is from the W H Gunlocke company from Wayland Ny. I cant find a lot about it online and I was hoping someone would be able to tell me more about it and it's worth

    • March 26, 2012 11:34 PM CDT
    • I just purchase a Sheboygan Chair Co Rocking Chair, and it has a label with the company name and the number 825. I found on line it was made round 1934.

      The chair is in very good shape but has one major issue; it looks like someone painted it a lite green several years ago.

       My question is should I remove the paint or leave it alone? what value would you put on a rocking chair like this one? 

      this is my first post.