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Help identifying what this piece is made of?

My husband had this piece given to him a few years ago and is no longer in touch with the people that gave it to him. We are looking to sell it and are not sure of the construction details (i.e. what it is made of, how to price it, etc.). It looks almost like tiger maple on the front face (real/artificial?), but a different kind of wood everywhere else. We looked all over this piece and could not find a name... nothing hinting to where it originally came from. Anyone think they may be able to help with this? Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-16-2015, 08:42 PM
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As best as I can see of the pictures it's not tiger maple. The panel might be a maple burl. I can't tell what it's framed with. The piece is not an antique. My guess is it might be 40 years old and not in very good condition. The last picture look how the gap at the top of the door runs from about 3/16" on the left to more than a 1/2" on the right.
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There might be some maple burl veneer on the outside. Most of the wood looks like oak, maybe ash.
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Looks like pine to me.
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Yep---Korean ,possibly--hand made to look antique--if so the wood might be elm---the grain is similar to oak-- might be some pine in there ,too--that sure does look like oak,however.

I agree with the others--maple burl on the door panel.
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Thanks everyone. Any advice on how much it might be worth?
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Putting a value on an old unusual piece of furniture is very difficult---

Finding a customer is the hard part---if you have a furniture consignment shop in the area, they have customers, and might be a good option.

My wild guess? $300 to $600---but I could be way off--there is some serious issue with the opening on the right hand door----
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