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Hi Mike,

Would you have any information about this piece? I was told it was used to store sheet music, as the shelves indicate. It's been in my family for 100 years. I pulled out the drawer to see if there was any marking on the bottom but there is just a number 45. What do you think it is worth?

Thanks,

Judith R. Winnipeg

Dear Judith,

Your music stand is one of the finest I have ever seen. It has a very strong art nouveau influence, which would date it to be at least 100 years old. It appears to be made of mahogany with its original finish.

The marking on the bottom of the drawer does not give us any information. To the right collector, I think it would sell for $450 to $500.

Mike Huen is an antique dealer and owner of Mike's General Store in Winnipeg. If you would like to have an item appraised, please include a photo with your question. Email questions to mike@mikesgeneralstore.com and put Free Press in subject line, or write to Mike's Appraisals, 52 St. Anne's Rd., Winnipeg, MB, R2M 2Y3.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 26, 2014 G9

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