Value and History of a Slate Topped Brandt Table?

Value and History of a Slate Topped Brandt Table? - table with dark slate topI bought this lovely little Brandt Breton (?) table at a thrift store for 10 bucks. I am having a lot of fun refinishing and painting old tables, but I definitely do not want to do anything to this one, if it has value or is historical. Does anyone know anything about this cool slate table? Thank you!


Value and History of a Slate Topped Brandt Table?
Value and History of a Slate Topped Brandt Table?

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August 18, 20200 found this helpful
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Brandt is a great furniture company and the furniture the company makes really holds its value over time. The table is in excellent condition and you are so right to not try and paint this or even refinish the table because it will really decrease the value of this item. This is a very unusual table and I don't or can't find any other ones like this online.


The average asking price for a table of this size can start as low as 250 dollars and go all the way up to 500 dollars. You got a steal on this table and I would enjoy the table and hang onto the table as it is right now and not try to do anything to the table because it will decrease the value of the table.


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August 20, 20200 found this helpful
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Your table is gorgeous! Looks like oak, craftsman style, nice shape! Well worth the $10! In some places you maybe able to make a very tidy profit if you sell it as is (just clean up).

I am not positive the slate is the original...can you tell if it is real slate or the faux kind--to me the faux feels plasticy--the real stuff is cool and rougher.


Somewhere in my brain I think the original top may have been marble...or leather....I am trying to find the catalog to figure it out...if I can, I will post back.

Knowing the material may help...I am not sure why...but I can't figure out if yours an original craftsman style 1920s-1930s piece or if it is a repro piece from the 1980s when this style came back. They closed in 1985 and if I remember, reopened many years later...if it a plasticy top it could have been redone--can you tell me what that other stamp is--looks like Brendon???

No matter what, this is a very pretty piece! If you are concerned about value--shop it around to a few vintage shops in your area and ask. You may be in place where you could flip it for a nice profit as is....or paint and finish and flip it for a nice profit--if you are going that route--you may get more as buy more money for flipping projects!


Post back what you learn and let me know where you are located. I like to track values and trends for different places in the US!

Thanks for sharing!

May 21, 20210 found this helpful

Hi All!
Sorry I lost touch in the pandemic...argh...was total shut down with children home for school (as I'm sure it was for everyone else here), so I am finally getting back to looking at my beautiful table! It does say BRETON on the other side of the table. The slate is definitely real cuz it weighs like 4 million pounds. ha ha! So, I'm going to clean it up and re-glue the slate back down to the table, cuz it's coming off the table. and do some general clean up. It is so stinkin cute. I'll keep you posted on what happens. Fun to be part of a Brandt group. :)


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August 17, 20200 found this helpful

Someone could probably help you with more accurate answers if you could post a picture of the complete table (front & side) as well as underside and give measurements.


Overall condition? Slate in good condition?

August 17, 20200 found this helpful

Thanks for the suggestion! Picture of front and closer top. It looks like the slate is in good condition...some scratches, but I would think that might be part of the charm? Its a smooth slate, with some natural ridges...maybe its a stone top? It measures 20.25 inches square and 15.5 inches tall.


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August 17, 20200 found this helpful

Congratulations on the good deal purchase. The slate alone is worth more than you paid. I could not find the exact , but I found some comparables to your table.


You can also contact this link for value. - asking price $175 and up for slate top tables.

August 17, 20200 found this helpful


I was happy just to see this table! It is so adorable! I am sure you will get more for it than you paid!



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