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    Default antique chifferobe

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and I just have some questions. My great grandfather's farm house is scheduled to be demolished next week and I have acquired this chifferobe that belonged to him. I have searched and cant find any information about a piece like this. I have found similar pieces with square mirrors where the round one is but nothing with a round mirror. I know its is pretty rough shape and I want to restore it as best I can. I guess my questions are does anyone know anything about how old this is, where it came from or anything? And any advice on restoring it? Should I strip the finish or try to save it? I'm new to antique furniture so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: antique chifferobe

    That’s not an antique, its just old production furniture with no collectible value, and no demand for pieces like that in today’s market. Keep it as a family heirloom if you like, but its quite laborious to strip and finish in a stain. Far easier to sand and paint it. Most pieces like that you can’t even get a taker for free on Craigslist, you have to pay someone to take those to the landfill. Sorry, but that’s the story on those.
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