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We are afraid you will be
disappointed if you are looking
at your Sikes furniture as an
This furniture is not
"collectible" nor does it
sell for high prices. Some dealers on E-bay list it
increasing the asking price.
People, in general, value the
they are attractive,
very comfortable, and in most
cases are family
handed down from grandparents to
parents to children.
Check the second hand furniture
shops in your area for prices of
similar pieces and you will
likely find the value of your furniture.
Goldberg, Editor, Kovels on Antiques
and Collectibles, 22000 Shaker Boulevard,
Shaker Heights, OH 44122, shared the following in
founded a chair
manufacturing company in Buffalo
in 1859. Probably sometime
during the 1870s, the firm’s name was changed to Sikes
Chair Co. In
1933, it became Sikes Co.
Sikes Chair Co. manufactured all sort of chairs. Some
reproductions of early American styles.
Others were made in the Arts & Crafts or Art Deco
Abner Cutler worked as a
cabinetmaker in Buffalo
beginning in the late 1820s. By the 1850s,
he was working on improvements to the roll-top desk
and was granted
seven patents related to the
rolling top’s mechanism. Cutler’s company was
known as Cutler
& Son by the 1870s and displayed
some desks at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial
Exhibition. By the
early 1900s, the firm’s name
had changed to the Cutler Desk Co. It was sold
in 1930 to the
Sikes Chair Co., also of Buffalo.
A 19th-century Cutler roll-top desk can be
valuable. We have seen
them sell for up to $4,000.