As a rule, any piece of furniture in good condition that passes through two generations starts increasing in value. A generation can be loosely defined as 20 to 25 years. So today in the 21st Century all of our parents furniture is beginning to increase in value and worth restoration if needed.
Have you heard the term Retro furniture Lately? Furniture manufactures are trying to reproduce our parent’s furniture and calling it Retro. The truth is, this furniture will never be made again in the solid construction or materials our original parent’s furniture was. As you can see all furniture from our previous generations is worth restoring.
I as rule will not restore any piece of furniture less than 15 years old as this is when manufacturers began to build furniture with press boards, mixed glues with sawdust and inferior rag woods such as popular and rubber trees. I have witnessed the entire furniture industry quality go down to a laughable piece of junk that looks pretty on the outside but is fundamentally nothing more than firewood kindle.
So treasure the furniture of your previous family generations. Restore it, Repair it, treat it with love. There will never again be any furniture produced with this fine woodworking, design and high end woods.
~ Best, Betty.