Identifying an Antique Dining Table and Chairs?

What is the age and value of is this table and chairs? It also has a table leaf.
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April 15, 20190 found this helpful

This looks like something from the mix 20th century. You will have to find identifying marks. Look under the table and chairs.

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April 16, 20190 found this helpful

Can you offer more information to help in the process?

Can you describe how the leaves comes out. Is it in a pocket pull out or is it something you pull apart and drop in? If it is a pull apart, what do the tracks look like? Do they have a latch or a release button? The simpler the set up, the older the piece may be. Things with lots of gee gaws and buttons and levers points to newer pieces.

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Can you see any screws in the piece and if so, what do they look like? Really old screws are more one of a kind things...so if you had screws, and the piece was old, none of the screws would look the same--each head would be different in size and texture. New screws all look the same.

Can you tell from under the chair how it is put together--like are there dowels or screws? Dowel construction would point to an older pieces.

It is lovely! It looks like craftsman style meets mission style meets farmtable style all rolled into one package of lovely...to me this is a timeless style! I have not seen one quite like it!

I am not sure the chairs were original to the piece--that is hard to tell and if not, that may devalue the piece slightly. That is also subjective (see below).

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The value will depend on where you are and exactly what you have (old or new). If it is over 100 years old or by a famous designer like someone who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright and in is pristine, it could fetch into the thousands in the right auction house.

If it is a 1980s reproduction piece from a furniture barn type store, it would fetch much less...but since it is timeless, much less could may still be in the hundreds.

Please know value is very subjective and truly depends on where you are in the country. It also depends on how many like pieces are being sold in your area and the demand for your piece.

This style set is popular still in some sections of Pittsburgh where this would be a period piece for someone who is looking for that Craftsman/Mission/Farmhouse style so you may get more for it in a reputable shop than if you are in a city where people are all about oak butcher block tables or worse (to me) flimsy Ikea laminate bistro tables.

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For time and expediency and to get the best idea of its value where you are, I suggest taking detailed photos and the answers to the questions above to a reputable furniture reseller or auction house and getting their take. They will know your town's preferences and price points.

Selling big pieces like this is a bear on your own, so best to get started with a good dealer from the start. It will save hours and hours of aggravation for you!

Post back what you learn!! Thanks for sharing! It is a stunning set!

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