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Finding the Value of Vintage Mersman Furniture?

November 3, 2019

Value of a Mersman Coffee Table - table with leaves downI would like to know the year and value of this Mersman drop leaf coffee table.

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Value of a Mersman Coffee Table
 
Value of a Mersman Coffee Table
 
Value of a Mersman Coffee Table
 
Value of a Mersman Coffee Table
 

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November 3, 20190 found this helpful
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Mersman was a popular furniture manufacturer that produced furniture from the 1870s until 1995. The tables were mass produced, around 30,000 in the 1920s and an estimated 20+ million over the course of production. Because these tables were so highly produced, they were in most every home back then. Because they are so common, they do not hold a resale value as a top quality antique at this time. Ive seen them being sold from anywhere from $15 to $200. $200 being an asking bid on EBay for a unique piece in pristine condition.

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The tables are identified by the 4 digit numbers located on the underside of the table. From your photo, Im only able to make out what looks like either a 93 d or 36 P. Are there any other numbers on any other part of the underneath of the table? Ive googled both options, but since they are identified by 4 numbers, I havent been able to locate this exact table and Ive looked everywhere. The closest I have found sold for $25 on EBay and it was a 1957 model. Also, I cant make out if that is another shelf underneath or drawer inserts. If you could let me know which one, I can continue to help you search. Im sorry Im not much more help. Im thinking this table in its condition would go for $15-$50 depending on if you are able to find a collector, etc. you may want to contact a local antiques dealer and see if they have any additional information on these tables. They were so largely produced that there has to be many people with additional information.

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If you are able to locate any other numbers, post them below and I will help continue to look. Also, if you could post another photo from the side showing the shelf/drawer angle, that may help in locating more info.

Best of luck to you!

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November 4, 20190 found this helpful
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My understanding of the naming history of this company is that after 1977 they started using the name "Mersman Tables" which is on the sticker on your piece. This would put your piece after that and before they closed in the mid 1990s (I am guessing early 1980s).

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Something is not right about your piece--and I am wondering if it was altered to become a drop leave--the drops just don't look factory to me--and I can't put my finger on why. Also it is missing the center (either a leather or Formica or tile center).

I would take the piece to a vintage furniture dealer and see if they can look at it and see what I can't regarding it being converted to a drop leave. I could be wrong and hope I am and that they truly are original.

If you are asking for the value to sell it as is, in this condition, in most places, it would not fetch more than $10-15 dollars. There are just to many condition issues with the piece.

Now, if you fixed it up and created a high end, flea market flip style table from it, you may be able to fetch much more as people love doing that to these sturdy tables, and I have seen project tables fetch into the low hundreds on Etsy and at craft shows featuring reclaimed pieces.

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Post back what you learn! Thanks for sharing!

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February 8, 2021

I picked these up with the intention of painting. I thought they would be good practice pieces to try different techniques. But before I start throwing paint, I wanted to make sure it wasn't something valuable that I would plummet the value on. I can find zilch on this particular number of Mersman 58-02.

Even less when I Google "leather top end table." You would think with the leather top, something would come up but zero. Any help is appreciated before I use them as splatter boards.

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February 8, 20211 found this helpful
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Like you, I can't find an exact match. The condition of the wood finish appears to be a drawback but things going for these are, obviously: they're a pair, they're unusual (Mediterranean?) style for Mersman, they're topped with the leather, and the carving is interesting. They'd likely have to be refinished before a lucrative sale one way or the other, so I endorse experimentation! :-)

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February 8, 20211 found this helpful
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We had pieces from this series someone asked about last year. Here is the link: www.thriftyfun.com/Value-of-a-Mersman-Leather-Top-Side...

I would say yours are in that same price range...so you could ask $100 each and see if you got it.

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If you want to paint and keep and enjoy, go for it!!

Mersman pieces are high supply items on the market so the values are not high, like if they were Stickley or some Conant Ball pieces.

Post back what you decide!

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February 8, 20211 found this helpful
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There are a few leather top Mersman tables and a few of different brands listed for sale but but I have not found anything exactly like yours and probably will not.
There have been a few leather top tables - other brands - sold on eBay over the past several months but none that even resemble this style. Mersman tables in different styles - harp - two tier w/drawer - two step tables seem to be the most popular and most are not in any 'fancy' style as some people call this style.

Actually, I did not find very many Spanish style tables listed for sale in any brand. This would indicate that it is not a popular style right now. Leather is not always a popular choice (except in very high scale market) as it tends to get discolored easily and may require more attention than regular wood finish.

I did find a nice pair of Mersman tables listed for sale ($225) that may compare with yours if yours were in better condition.
www.ebay.com/.../333819011988?hash=item4db929e394...

Then you can find where two rather nice leather top tables sold for $11.
route8auctions.com/.../17856

Your tables appear to be in rather poor condition (broken leg?) so I'm going to go out on a limb and say that if you can do a good job of repairing and refinishing/painting your tables then you may stand a chance of selling them (pick up only) for several hundred dollars but as is - I, personally, would not put a value on them.

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November 17, 2021

Anyone have an idea what the style/name of this Mersman table is and it's value?

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December 4, 2021

I have a Mersman 7152 end table with glass shelf. Its not oak and is mahogany in color. Ive had it so long I dont know where it came from.

Its possible my father refinished it but he is gone and I cannot ask.

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February 16, 2021

I found this Mersman table at a local Goodwill store. The number on it is 72-07. I would like to know how old it may be and the value.

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November 18, 2019

What is the age of this end table? What is it made of and what is it worth? Thank you.

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November 19, 20190 found this helpful
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Mersman made table in the early to mid 19th century. The tables were all made in factories and normally they used oak to make their tables with. These items sold well back then and it seemed everyone had one or two in their homes. Today the value of the table is right around $25 to $35.

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November 19, 20190 found this helpful
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Here's a link with the same 35-62 style table in a set that sold for $35.00 for the pair in 2015 with a 30% disc. Add the 30% disc. back on and it's value then was $45.50 In 2019 the value may have increased a bit....so you have something to go on in comparisons.
uhurufurniture.blogspot.com/.../mersman-end-tables-with-storage-35...

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November 20, 20190 found this helpful
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Nice piece! Sturdy! Looks like walnut, post 1950s (probably early 1960s). Their numbers are like gibberish and not helpful in dating the pieces. The sticker and how the name is portrayed helps some--I am giving my opinion based on the look and my knowledge of furniture in the resale world--however--it does take someone seeing the piece in person to give you the best info.

As to value, sadly, this style and wood are the least popular of the pieces and they sell (SOLD prices) around $25-$50 depending on where you are and the supply and demand for the item.

I am in a very high supply location and very low demand--so where I would get $25 or less. If you are in a low supply, high demand area, you may get a little more than $50.

Start high, take best offer and don't be disappointed if it is below $25.

Nice piece! Will last the new owners for many years as these pieces were built for middle class homes and to withstand living with them and using them!

Thanks for sharing! Post back with an update!

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October 26, 2020

I have googled the name and numbers (there is also a 24 stamped on the underside of the table), but I can't find this Mersman 8192 anywhere, please help!

Value of a Mersman End Table? - stepped end table with a drawer
 
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October 26, 20200 found this helpful
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A lot of times it is not possible to find the exact table that you have. Mersman made so many different style tables and sold so many of them over the years. I do notice on one of your photos there is some damage on the table and looks like it is banged up or scratched up. Normally if you are looking to sell a table you find one that is very similar to yours that has sold recently. This is the value of the table. However, considering yours has some damage to the table it will sell for less. Most end tables are selling for around $50-75 each.

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January 21, 2021

Can you tell me what two of these might sell for, please?

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The marking on the bottom of a Mersman table.
 
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January 2, 2021

I am looking for information on the year and type of wood on this Mersman 8 legged table. I am looking to refinish it or is it better to leave it as is?

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August 9, 2020

I hope you can help, we are getting ready to post these for sale. They have a few blemishes, but are overall in good condition and finish.

Value of Mersman Tables 7233 and 7303? - coffee table and two end tables in a driveway
 

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August 9, 20200 found this helpful
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Depends on where you are located. You could start at $200 for the set and take best offer. The coffee table is very common. Most sell at $30-60. The end tables are also common and sell at $50-75 a pair. Try as a set first high, you may need to break it up They will last a lifetime! Hopefully you are in a low supply, high demand area and fetch the $200. Post back how your sale goes! Thanks for sharing!

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Selling this furniture online you will be competing with so many other sellers and in the end, it may not sell at all. A lot of end tables or a set of end tables go for $75-150. That is the normal asking price online. However, when the tables actually sell the buyer pays less for them and in the end, a set of end tables goes for around $50-75. There seem to be quite a few of this style listed right now so this will lower the price of the table if selling them online. Supply and demand also determine the price you can get when sold. The coffee table normally starts around $100-150 online. Again there seem to be a few of them listed right now. This too lowers the final selling price. Check around your area and see if a lot of people are trying to sell this type of furniture right now. You can list this on Craigslist in your area and put an asking price of $175-250 for the set. If anyone offers you between $125-150 this is a decent price for selling these items.

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