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We are afraid you will be disappointed if you are looking
at your Sikes furniture as an investment. 

This furniture is not generally "collectible" nor does it usually
sell for high prices.  Some dealers on E-bay list it as "collectible",
increasing the asking price.  

People, in general, value the pieces because they are attractive,
very comfortable, and in most cases are family heirloom pieces
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.

Marcia Goldberg, Editor, Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, 22000 Shaker Boulevard,
Shaker Heights, OH 44122, shared the following in August, 2008.



1.       Samuel Sikes 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 were reproductions of early American styles. 
Others were made in the Arts & Crafts or Art Deco style.
 


2.       
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.