Note from Jim Kling, March 2017: Due to security and spam settings, emails with links to automatic downloads sometimes do not go through. If you provide a working email when you purchase, I personally follow-up with a PDF copy of your e document purchase within 36 hours. Please email James.Kling@yahoo.com for any concerns or follow-ups to your purchase. Thank you.
Thank you so much! Our client was overjoyed to see the picture. It’s exactly the bed she had, but without the tall posts on the headboard. Her mother scrimped and saved for the set in the 60s so it is very special to her. (From a furniture restorer we were helping)
Thank you for contacting me regarding the information I purchased about your furniture. I was so excited to find your website and learn more about the pieces. You have a wonderful website, very easy to use. I had no trouble at all. I recently inherited several pieces of the No. 10 Modern Group in perfect condition. (New York State)
Thank you for the information. I wasn't concerned about the value as much as the age. They are in very good condition and plan to pass them on to my children. Hopefully they will stay in the family for many years to come, Thanks again, Judy
Hi Jim - This information is GREAT!!! Thanks for digging through the archives on my behalf. Really appreciate your efforts to keep the history of the furniture alive. Jeff
From your e-mail, I believe I did well - a beautiful (in almost mint condition) well built high quality piece that will look beautiful in our daughter's old room that is now used as a quest room. I have printed all the info you sent - thank you so much and will keep in my paper work for the children to have. I hope I can find more Kling pieces in my area. Please keep up the Klinginfo. I found the site very interesting and extremely useful. A wonderful service for people like me who want high quality furniture to pass on to our children. Helen
Thank you for your help. I have sold a few pieces. Hate to sell it but can't take it with me. I have had this furniture since it was new. “ Joyce”
Those attachments are lovely, thank you! It is so fun to see the bedroom suite with two twin beds - that is how my mom and aunt slept!! Thank you also for the note on the upside down drawer pull - funny that I have noticed that, just thought, someday I will switch it! Thank you again. I think the service you provide is fantastic, gives us a glimpse into how our furniture started its life and what it might have looked like in our ancestor's homes. CALIFORNIA
Thanks for your follow-up. I had no trouble downloading the information, but I appreciate you sending the PDF file. We do indeed own a set of Alden Manor in cherry and we love it! Our pieces still have the paper labels on the back – it was shipped to Spriggs Furniture Co. Ohio.
Thank you for the information on our Kling set. We are looking at selling it and we were looking for information on the set. It is lovely furniture and it will be hard to part with, but it is time for a change. Helen
Thanks for your help. Your research is great. I didn't know anything at all about vintage furniture of any kind until I got a Commander 27 chest on chest this weekend on sale and got interested in figuring out how old it was and its origin. I just bought it because it's so beautiful, I love it. Beth
No problem downloading and reading the documents. What a wonderful service you provide. I certainly don’t mind paying the very reasonable fee you charge. I found the items I am purchasing in your document without a problem. PENNSYLVANIA.
Thank you so much! This is very interesting and good to know. I'd like to keep the set together and keep it for my children. I appreciate your help.
Good to hear from you. And so glad I am able to order these pulls! My parents had two matching chests of drawers for years. They are still beautiful pieces of furniture and not a scratch on them. I gave these two chests to my son who just got married. I was surprised to see the original pulls missing so was extremely happy to find your site on line!! Thanks so much!!! Florida
Thank you for sending the hardware, it fits perfectly. Ohio
This document is awesome, Jim! The wholesale pricing document blew me away. Much appreciate. Ohio
Thank you for the wealth of information! It is so interesting to read the history of the company and the details about my Olde Orchard furniture! The pulls arrived today and they fit perfectly! You need to really look closely to see that they are not original! Thank you so much! I love the Kling furniture, which came to me via my inlaws, who purchased it in the Trenton, NJ, area. I have a dresser, bed, night stand and desk. They are still in wonderful shape. Thank you for the work you do, keeping us supplied with hardware! I had been looking at antique shops with no luck and was so glad I found you on the internet.
New York State
Thank you so much for the detailed research package and additional Kling catalog information! I especially enjoyed the historical context and design origin information. I now have a much more in-depth understanding of these pieces. After corresponding with you and receiving the research package, I believe we will keep them and will be enjoying them more because of the greater understanding of their history. Thanks to you and your family for providing this service. California
Thanks for the information you sent. You answered my questions about the value of precisely matching the Autumn Tan finish color and about the potential future value of the pieces. I suspected that they are of more "utilitarian" value, but wanted to be sure. They are certainly admirably well built, and have held up well over the years. Dave New York
Bill. Thank you so much for all your time and research . I cannot believe how well spent my eight dollars became. All of my pieces are in the catalog ,along with the best photo of the king size panel headboard, which is what I am trying to purchase online. What a great experience. Thank you. Oregon
Thanks so much. I appreciate both documents. My three pieces are nicely represented. Your family's craftsmanship was first class. The dresser has been in continuous use for 51 years and it's a wonderful piece. Best to you, California
Jim Thank you for all of your help. The documents have provided me exactly what I was looking for. I also appreciate the fair price estimate you have provided for the nightstand. California
Thank you, Jim, for replying to my question. I am thankful I found your website on the internet. My grandmother had the Kling furniture and I inherited it upon her death. We are military and the drawer pull was broken by the movers in one of our many moves. I had no idea how to replace it. I learned so much from your website. I like vintage furniture because it is solid wood w/out press board as the back. I will definitely keep my eye out for Kling. I love my furniture. Now I can make it complete.
Jim, Thank you for all of your advice. I have a buyer and I did not advertise the vanity bcse I am keeping it, it's too precious to part with! The buyer is paying more than what you suggest, so I hope that's what really happens. Regards North Carolina.
Thank you so much. I am planning on keeping it and giving it to one of the grandchildren. I appreciate the report. Florida
That is correct. I only have the vanity. This information is very helpful and interesting. I'm glad I wasn't planning to sell this piece but rather treasure it because…..it is a beautiful piece and in very good condition. Delaware
Jim - just to let you know I received the pulls and they look great on the desk. Very glad I found you, reproduction pulls would not have looked as good. Texas
I purchased "7 Best Kling Vintage Bedroom Suites" as a guide to help me with the Craigslist ad I posted yesterday for my parent's Kling bedroom set. A year ago, I sold my own set of Kling Cherry bedroom furniture (dresser, nightstand, two twin beds) from the mid 1950's to a woman who was very excited to have found it. New Jersey
Hi Mr. Kling, Just wanted to let you know I did not end up buying the dresser. Your research helped me realize the seller was overpricing it, and she was unwilling to negotiate a more reasonable offer. Thanks for your assistance,
Dear Jim Kling, I was happy to discover your research service which I just signed up for. My Mother’s estate includes a Kling Commander Cherry bedroom set. My parents were married in 1952 and purchased this set soon after. It is in excellent (actually outstanding) condition – it was my mom’s most prized possession and I have many childhood memories of it! California
Thanks so much for the information on these two pieces! I wondered why the handles were wooden when all images on your website showed metal ones. I still really like them, even if they are not terribly collectible.
We have received and installed the drawer pulls; our dressers look so much better now! Thank you for offering us the opportunity to make these beautiful vintage dressers complete again.
Dear Mr. Kling, I am so excited!!! Yes that is the exact furniture that I have... I have everything in the attachment except for the night tables which I have been searching for. I have the headboard and footboard, the chest of drawers, the dresser and the mirrors. New Jersey
Thank you so much for sending me the Olde Orcharde research package! This is really cool. I had never seen this package before. It is so great because I can see all the furniture I have. I didn't realize there were so many others pieces too.
Oh my gosh; I am so excited to read the information you have sent! I just purchased this piece from a somewhat consignment type store on Sunday. I knew I wasn’t leaving the store without it, it was so beautiful! I found the markings in the store and was curious as to their significance and if they weren’t, it was still a grand purchase! I know nothing about furniture other than solid wood and quality is hard to find now days! Bonus for me was locating the website while doing research online and finding out that I could possibly track information on the furniture! I am very pleased! And to learn from the family, how thrilling!
Thank you so much!
Brenda South Dakota
Thank you very much for the information. It is so interesting to learn the history of the Kling Furniture factories ( I of course googled it when I saw the shipping label) and now to get original documents is really cool. I love this style of furniture and it really caught my eye as I was in a Goodwill store just browsing. Very well made and solid. The only thing is some water spots on the vanity. So I plan to keep it and am happy to have learned what time period it was made. I would have guessed 50s or 60s, (NOTE: it was actually 1940) so shows how much I know. Thank you again!
Very helpful and so thoughtful for you to answer during your Thanksgiving weekend. Thank you again for all your information. If I do find a new home for the pieces, I will certainly tell them of the rich history of Kling. Sandy (Eastern USA)
Thank you for suggesting Howard Products. I went to Home Depot last night and "refinished" some of the pieces. WOW!! What a difference. The pieces came out absolutely beautiful and it looks like I had them professional done.Thank you for all the information from your website too. All the #'s were the exact same ones I own. Maria NY
I have seen a lot of Mid Century Modern lately and enjoy it. Although I love antiques. Your statement, that for the quality and price I could not get this set now was so true, (kind of hit home). dove tails, drawer dividers, both dresser and chest still have coin/jewelry trays, dividers in drawers, etc... So I went for it and I am very happy. Gwen Michigan
You should be proud of the quality of the product that your grandfather created. I really enjoyed working on this project since it showed me just how dedicated his company was in creating such pieces. I have been working on furniture since I was, just a hobby. And now at almost 73 I have seen those that care and those that just throw something together. It is one very solid set.
Bob (I was helping him identify a set he was refinishing).
It is very interesting to read the history of Kling Furniture. I have two bedroom suites from Ethan Allen. Wish I had known about Kling a long time ago! I bought the dresser at a used furniture store. Now I’m on the hunt for more pieces! Sincerely, Brenda Texas
This is a belated thank you for the information you sent me regarding my bedroom suite 185. It was great reading about the history of the set. I have printed out the all the wholesale forms, catalog images and information that you sent and will be keeping it with the suite as a way of authentication. Anthony NY
Thanks again- this is great. I've got the bureau, mirror, two twin head/footboards and a night stand. It's really interested to see the history behind it all! Jamie Mass.
Thank you very much for the thorough and interesting information about the Kling 298 bedroom set. In 1940, our parents were beginning school teachers, so we know that they certainly would not have been able to afford the top-of-the line set, but they chose a good, enduring one. We intend to keep it in the family indefinitely. You must be very proud of your father and grandfather for establishing such a successful, reputable business with a quality product with longevity. It is also commendable that you provide this information service. Thank you again. Sincerely, Jean Indiana
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the additional information. It really tickles me to find out a little about the history of the furniture I've acquired--even if it's not the 'collectible sort'. As for the prices--even when adjusted for inflation, there's no way one could buy a comparable product for the current cash equivalent. The refinisher explained to me that the cost of wood has been inflated far more than general inflation as it's less plentiful nowadays--and skilled craftsmen are no longer employed on account of labor costs. So old furniture is a bargain, whether or not you are looking for future museum material--which you wouldn't want for childrens' use and everyday use anyway. Hannah NJ
Thank you for the information. It is beautiful maple furniture and has a wonderful golden honey color stain. I am now attempting to find a bed that will compliment it.
Thank you so much for the value information on my mom's dresser. I really, really appreciate it. Thanks so much for your response. Big help!! Jen NY
Thank you Jim. It's very exciting to see the actual model in photos and the price list. I wasn't aware that the High-boys are so collectible but I can understand it being they are large but well porportioned pieces. I'll restore the finish as best as I can rather than strip it. Whit Indiana
Between 2008 and 2011:
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. That's awesome! I did not think it was that old.
Thank you very much for all the information below and attached... it was extremely helpful and interesting! I appreciate you sending it so fast!
Thank you for your research and clarification, Jim......it's definitely worth the fee! California
Thank you for the prompt response, Jim. We’ll review this info below and reach out with any additional questions.
Thank You, VERY MUCH. There are a couple of marks on this otherwise it is in perfect condition. THANK YOU again for the fast response. New York
Many thanks for all of your assistance and such prompt attention to the research --- very much appreciated! The information you provided is quite interesting! Amazing that such detail is still being archived... I will share this with the family I am working with today... they will be pleased I'm sure as they knew it was purchased by their parents sometime early in the 1940's. Pennsylvania
I got both your attachments and I am very happy. North Dakota
I have received the package, very nice. Thanks, Massachusetts.
Thank you for the information. It was helpful to know that I made a good purchase. Thank you again for the info and the partial refund. Have a blessed day. South Carolina
Thanks so much. This is just what I need. (in response to her question: “AllI am really looking for is ballpark value if I were to try to sell them.”) arianne USA
Thank you very much for the information. It is greatly appreciated. Happy 4th and God bless. Thank You
Thank you so much for the information. I paid $87 for the piece at the local Salvation Army store. I love the style and plan to keep it for myself! I didn't realize the casters were original. Thanks again. Maryland
Thank you so much for helping me with this information and getting it done so fast. Like I stated before I got it for a project but I do not want to destroy a piece of history. It is a very sturdy mirror and has managed its way around the United States. From New York, To PA and 50 years later to ______.. I never bought it for its value but I love the history I have learned from it. Even though It does not have any uniqueness or special value I intend to keep it in its original shape. Thank you again for all your help. Sincerely, Southwest USA
Thank you for your fast reply. The set is in very good condition. The documentation is a really nice addition to the set. Thanks again for your information and for providing this service.
Thanks so much for your quick response! This info is really helpful and I appreciate the detail. I just want to make sure that I'm asking a fair price if we do decide to sell. Again, thank you for your help!! Hope you have a great weekend.
Very COOL ~ Thank you!! I'll be in touch, if I come across anymore... Good luck with your research!!!
Thank you for the very fast response to my request. I enjoyed reading the history of Kling furniture before I emailed for information on the pieces that I own and also the additional story in your email. It must be great to be a part of such a legacy. I was a small child when my father purchased this set and I remember how proud they were. South Dakota
Hello, Jim. I received your research packet in the mail today and had such fun going through it several times. Thank you again! ………………………………………….. Finally, I am so excited to have images of the remaining pieces I need to be on the lookout for. I will have a great time hunting for them online and in antiques shops. Thank you so much again for all of your help and information, it has made this particular acquisition that much more exciting for me. Sincerely, PA
Jim – thank you for this information. It is so helpful. Kentucky
Thanks for the great research! I will keep this info with my set. We plan to keep this set in the family for a long time. Being a history buff myself, I really appreciate the research and archiving you and your family are doing. Great job!! Ohio
Thanks for the info Jim. I have no plans of selling it. The bottoms were damaged by water in a small house flood and I needed some literature for my insurance company. Hopefully they will be able to fix it. Thanks again! Hawaii
We received the package of info yesterday. It's fantastic! We agree we have the best pieces in this set. It is refinished beautifully. If I can get my camera to work I will send pictures. I think you would enjoy seeing how well kept this is and how rich looking it is. Each piece is perfect! Thank you for your time in putting together all the wonderful information. PA
I received the hard copy research. This is exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you. Southern USA
Just a note to tell you we received the info. Thanks so much. We are absolutely delighted with the furniture which we came across accidentally at an estate sale in a storage shed when we were looking for a different dresser for our spare bedroom. We'd never heard of Kling but we knew the furniture was beautiful, looks like the best investment we've made in the last couple of years! We wanted to commend you for your excellent website! Thanks again. Iowa
Thank you for the prompt response!
You did an amazing job for me. I really appreciate it.
Thank you so much for all your help and advice. I hope to sell it to someone who will appreciate it's value because as you say, they don't make 'em like this anymore.
Thank you again.
Thanks for the research and commentary. It is very interesting to see the history of the items.
Thank you so much for the information on the highboy. What an interesting history. It was well worth the cost for your information. I hope that others will use you as well. Thank you again.