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ISBN NO. 1543-3803
FURNITURE MAGAZINE™
October 2017
Volume 9 No. 10


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I have a bedroom set made by Thomasville in 1954. I was told it is cherry with cherry veneers. The style is Italian Provincial. Do you have any idea what it is worth? Also, did they make any cabinetry in that style? Thank you very much.....barb


Barb
Thomasville furniture is still in production today so I don't think your set would be considered a collector's item or antique. I've heard the best way to figure value in a case like yours is to visit a second-hand or consignment shop and see what similar bedroom pieces in the same condition are selling for.

Thomasville has been making cabinetry for a while, but they approached the cabinet business a little differently which I think was smart on their part. Instead of collections that have to be constantly changed, like an 18th century look, a French look, a Shaker look, they offer the same basic cabinet, with your choice of doors, hardware and dozens of finishes. So with minimal investment on their part, they give you the ability to create any kind of look you want from contemporary to Italian Provincial..

Dear Dwight,
I want to thank you very much for answering my question. The set is very nice and has a look that seems to endure time. It has sentimental value, so the fact that it won't make me a millionaire is not too shocking. I am very glad that I found your website and I am going to pass it on to a friend. Again, thank you for your concise and very timely response.
Barbara
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