This has been in my family for about 40 years. I have no idea where my mother obtained it and it has no markings/labels on it indicating a munufacturer or anything. Any thoughts on its value, origin or anything else is appreciated.
Jun 11, 2012, 02:46 PM
And a close up of the drawer/hardware
Jun 11, 2012, 05:17 PM
LOVE the legs! I would think that it's a library table.
IMHO it's a library table for home use...close to be considered an antique. the unpainted wood "grain" looks like Oak. doubt the drawer hardware is original. regardless if it's been altered, it is a beautiful piece
Jun 28, 2012, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by KeepYouInStitches: I'm wondering if the top is a replacement and they painted the drawer pulls and top to match. Is the top one piece or can you see board sections?
I still LOVE the legs!
As far as I can tell it is one piece. Thanks for the compliments. I've always liked this piece. Unfortunately it doesn't really fit with our decor so looking to sell it. Any thoughts on its value or the best way to get it appraised?
Jun 28, 2012, 08:24 PM
Its not even close to being an antique, but it is certainly unusual. The legs look provencialish but since oak was used it's an unusual blend of fancy legs and common oak. With the paint job on top I'd sway it's worth about $50 as is. Could be a nice looking desk/table once it's been refinished.
Jun 29, 2012, 11:56 AM
lady of shallot
Its not even close to being an antique
How can you say that Mamaspoon? It looks like it could date to or before 1912 to me and that is all it would need to be an antique! I think it is oak and that the pulls are original.
If I were selling it I would ask at least $100 to $150. You can always try it on Craigs list and then if it doesn't sell in a couple of weeks relist some time later.
Jun 29, 2012, 04:10 PM
I agree with some here that this is a vintage oak farm table, perhaps with a replacement top because it doesn't seem thick enough for the table's overall proportions. Can't tell from the picture if the top is oak. If the top is original to the table, it was painted at a later date.
Also, the drawer pulls look like they were crafted of hammered iron and then painted over. The pulls have a version of a traditional spear point and strap design, but is unusual because it has finger grips.
The exaggerated and stylized cabriole legs are awesome and give the table a modern spin. I could be wrong, but will date this table from the 1920s to the 50s. There is kind of a mish-mash of period styles andmaterials going on, but it is a very handsome piece.
ETA: This table might fetch $150 - 200.This message has been edited. Last edited by: aychihuahua,
Jun 29, 2012, 06:56 PM
lady of shallot
There is kind of a mish-mash of period styles andmaterials going on, but it is a very handsome piece.
It could certainly be a "one-off" piece which would make it difficult to date except maybe by an expert observing the wood itself.