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Identifying a Vintage Table?

July 23, 2020

Hi! My parents have this flip top card table. I'm trying to find what manufacturer made it and if it might be worth restoring. It looks like it might be a Brandt Sheraton style based on what I see online but I have no confirmation positively. I would be happy to sand it and stain it, maybe replace the claw foot coverings, and add a few nails for support of the lower base of the drawer if that is the appropriate way to handle it.

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Curious about style, best practices for restoration, if worthwhile to restore, and possible value for resale.

Thank you!

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July 24, 20200 found this helpful
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I can see a number on the bottom of the table and something written in green that does not give a name at all. With the numbers alone it makes it very difficult to even say who has made this table. The value of the table in the condition it is in right now is not worth much at all. I feel if you want to restore the table and use it again I say why not go for it. You can do a good job of restoring it and refinishing the table. The way it is right now you sure could not do any damage to it at all. You could actually increase the value and have a beautiful table to use in your home.

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February 15, 2019

I have this rather old, small table that isn't in the best shape. I am just curious if anyone knows what I have. It could be junk, or maybe not. It has a "B" sort of etched in the back of it.

There are no other markings. The screws in the back look brass? Any input would be appreciated.

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February 16, 20190 found this helpful
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Hi,

I found one very similar on Etsy, and it is going for $165.00. This is a very pretty end table.

www.etsy.com/.../antique-maple-work-table-1-drawer...

Blessings,

Robyn

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February 16, 20190 found this helpful
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This is an interesting little piece! I can't identify the mark. If it is truly old, you would be best suited by taking it to a reputable antique or furniture dealer and having them give you their take on it.

None of the pieces on eBay at the moment match the lines of this piece and my preferred method to quote values is to find exact, apples to apples matches (down to the mark and hardware). That will give you the current market value.

Pieces like this one are typically not altered so you could find a compaeabel online soon The slight differences would be stain color (darker or lighter) or slightly different hardware.

There was an exact shape and similar hardware match to yours on Chairish or one of those sites "repourpose" type sites, where someone said it was a 1991 piece and it had been whitewashed and they were selling it for under $100. That is NOT a comparable piece because it was very significantly altered.

If an antique dealer can't show you an exact match/value, perhaps they can show you pieces from the line and give you a good guesstimate on selling price where you live.

I am curious to hear what a dealer tells you!! Please post back with what you learn. Thanks!

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February 15, 2020

We would like to sell our pie crust table and are wondering what the value of it may be. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you!


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February 17, 20200 found this helpful
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You have the date and the information on the bottom of this table. I would not list this table online to try and sell it on eBay or even Esty. I would go directly to an antique dealer and have them sell it for your. An auction house would be even better because they have the right clients that are willing to pay the right price for this table. Online you only find people who want to get a good deal and trun around and sell it for what it is worth or even more.

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February 17, 20200 found this helpful
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With a Charak you have a lovely and quite valuable piece!

Depending on where you are located, I have seen them sell for as low as $230 and as high as $1000 depending on condition and supply and demand.

If you are in a big city where there are few and they are highly sought after, you will get more, than where there are lots and low demand.

Unfortunately, most people will not pay you (a person) the higher amounts for a table...these prices are retail prices that are fetched at antique shops and auctions (real ones, not eBay ones).

I would never (and I am an active re-seller) sell a valuable piece of furniture on eBay. It is my preference because the fees are high and unless you have access to freight shipping, shipping something like this is very challenging and local pick up would be limited. You will get better exposure and better value with having a reputable auction house or antique dealer sell it for you. Yes, they take a percentage, but they command the values and the exposure to buyers.

Thanks for sharing your lovely piece!!

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I am looking for info on this table and how it would be used.


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February 14, 20200 found this helpful
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This is a bit strange. It almost looks like 2 tables put on top of each other. Each one of the tables looks like a coffee table and both of them are in poor condition. Plus I do not see any tyep of marks on the bottom of the table so it is hard to say who has made this table. You might want to consider refinishing the tables and taking them apart to use them in your home. Like this the tables are way too high to be used in your living room. It almosts looks like they were made as a dinning table so a person could sit at them and not use them as a coffee table.

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February 14, 20201 found this helpful
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This was an odd trend of end tables made primarily in the 1940s. If you search two tier oval end table you will see many examples that are very similar. I believe it may be Maple with a dark stain. You would put a lamp on it and maybe a bowl of candy or magazines on the lower shelf.

I would think if it was one of the bigger brands it would have a mark underneath or metal tag. Often store brands had paper tags that fell off, which makes identifying it exactly very challenging.

If you are asking because you want to sell it, their value varies depending on supply and demand. I have seen them offered from 10.00 up to 100.00. Haven't seen one sell in years.

You could always start high, knowing best offer may be very low.

Hope this is what you need to know! Post back with an update!

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What type of table is this? The feet are claw shaped.


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September 17, 20191 found this helpful
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Neat! You don't see these often. They are antique/vintage game tables. Drop tables fold down, game tables fold up.

The shape of the table would be considered carved. If there is an official name for it, it is gone from my brain.

This is a really neat piece! I am guessing by the legs it is from the 1930s-1950s, but I would need to really get underneath and take a look at the underside to get a better feel for what you have.

What do the hinges look like? The screws? Are the feet brass or some other metal?

It is a really neat piece. Are you asking to sell or just for your info?

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September 23, 20190 found this helpful
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You have an Imperial game table but the pictures do not show sufficient 'movements' of the table so there is no way to tell if the table turns/spins so that it is stable when you open the leaf.
Many people call this Duncan Phyfe style.
Does your table have a drawer that is 'open' when the top is turned?
I believe the claw feet may be metal and not wood?

You do not say that you are looking for current value but I believe this table may sell in the low hundreds.
There are a lot of vintage/antique game tables listed for sale but the Imperial tables do not appear to be in the high end field. I did find several similar styles listed for sale (only one sold listing) but if you review and read the descriptions you may get some ideas as to what is a good description and be sure to check the pictures because that is what sells furniture.

The following listings are not Imperial but similar game tables.

www.ebay.com/.../183953781149?hash=item2ad47ff19d...

www.ebay.com/.../303010370270?hash=item468cd352de...

www.ebay.com/.../153641136831?_trkparms=aid%3D555018...

www.ebay.com/.../153641136831?hash=item23c5b9b2bf...

www.ebay.com/.../162674329492?hash=item25e0254794...


The following are Imperial game tables so you can see the similarity.

www.ebay.com/.../303183241028?epid=7009304437&hash...

www.ebay.com/.../162674329492?hash=item25e0254794...

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September 17, 2020

Any idea who the maker is? Thank you!


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I know it's almost impossible to be sure, but I believe I picked up a Duncan Phyfe table with two leafs. Or does this number on the bottom mean something else?


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September 26, 20190 found this helpful
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Your table appears to be a Duncan Phyfe STYLE table.

The person, Duncan Phyfe, was alive from the the late 1700s through the mid 1800s. From everything I have read and studied about his works--things HE actually created, today are only found in museums.

If one was in "the wild" it would be a true amazing and rare find. I won't say it can't happen--stranger things have happened--but the chances are very small that he was the creator of your lovely table.

The style that DF perfected is timeless and has been copied by just about every furniture maker out there--old and new.

The numbers you posted mean nothing to me for the make, but do tell me that it could NOT be a real DF piece--they didn't stamp pieces like that in the 1700s-1800s). Marks would have either been hand done or a branded type mark (fire/heat mark).

My best guess-- I would need much better photos to give you more info--is you have a 1940s table.

If you can post some clear full view photos of the entire piece and the entire underside, I may be able to give you more info and help you value it if that is your goal.

Looking forward to learning more!! Thanks for sharing!

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I found this unique table and cannot find one picture or information anywhere on the internet to give me a clue on year, name, style, anything! It's 27 high so I think too high for a coffee table, a bit too low for a desk. Can anyone give me a clue?
Thanks.


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I have this old table. Can anyone tell me what it may, also its value? It is stamped with 01-09-22 and says Ligo made in Thailand.


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July 17, 20190 found this helpful
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This entire set sold for $65 in 2015. doerrauctions.hibid.com/.../

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July 19, 20190 found this helpful
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Ligo is still sold today and this site has what looks to be your same set for sale at a reduced price in the high $800s:

www.htcstores.com/ligo-products-5-piece-drop-leaf-parson...

Is yours new or newer? New and newer furniture is a lot like cars in that it depreciates the minute it is out of the store. Eventually it may come back in value when it becomes vintage.

If yours is new or newer, you can try to get 1/8 to 1/4 of current retail value which would be between $100 and $200.

Because they are still making this furniture style new, even if yours was a vintage set, the value would still be in that range.

Now there are lots of factors in selling furniture including supply and demand and where you are. A good furniture reseller in your town can give you an accurate bead on what the market is like where you are!

Post back with an update!

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February 6, 2021

I found this today. Is it a Mersman sewing table. It doesn't have the sewing machine in it.


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May 20, 2020

I have come into possession of this game table (?) and am wondering what you think it could be worth. It has a folding top.

Thanks!


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