I do not know a whole lot about vintage furniture. Guessing by the age of the couple who owned this set, I think it is depression era.
The back of each piece says United Furniture Company, North Carolina.
I have a vanity set with mirror, a large dresser, a small end table (pictured), and a wardrobe dresser (pictured). All in good condition I believe, visible, but not serious flaws.
Any information on these pieces would be greatly appreciated.
What might the value be on a set like this in good condition?
Thank you, I look forward to your responses!
I did a little research on United Furntiure of NC. United Furniture was located in Lexington, NC. Their primary era of production was the Depression era, 1920s and 1930s. In a vintage retail shop, central Va, I would expect to see $200 to $350 on this piece due to the cedar lining. I believe it is veneer but if solid wood on the front, add $50 on a good day. It is classy for sure.
@Probst54: Absolutely it is, I am in love with the wardrobe piece.
So that piece alone, retail, even with the few visible flaws, could go for $200-$300?
That's great, thank you for the information. I'm thinking about keeping the chifferobe but my darling wants to sell the entire set.
Also, there's a matching vanity set with a medium size mirror. The back of the mirror has a black marking on the back that says "1947". Would it be safe to say that this whole set is from the 1940's?
It would be safe to say that the set is from the 30s and 40s. The price I gave was vintage retail in Central Virginia. Perhaps higher in metro areas.
The pieces may have been purchased as set or piece by piece as money became available. Even if it all matched. Start with the bed.
We sold a five-piece bedroom set of VERY similar waterfall pieces not long ago. I'm betting that the interior of the chifferobe is cedar - ours was. We finally accepted $400 for the whole set. The art deco stuff is nice (it IS all veneered by the way - but intentionally done for the effect), but most markets are flooded with it. Probst54 is right-on with the age - looks like the 30's. I would start where Probst54 suggested, but be prepared to accept lesser offers.
yes the probst54 said the correct thing it is in well maintained condition and the inner would be either cedar or it also appears similar to box wood so i m a bit confused and can you plz describe the back cover of the wordrobe is it plywood or compressed board because then only the proper price of the whole furniture can be judged
My estimate was for the set in Central Virginia retail and not the single wardrobe. I am sorry that I give an estimate for a single piece and added to the confusion.