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Value of a Mersman 89-62 Endtable

I recently got this end table and it's really cute. I found a name under it, but I can't find anything online about it. Does anyone one know how much it is worth or what year is was made?
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May 2, 20190 found this helpful

If this is a Mersman table, it is probably worth in the $50 to $75 range.

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May 3, 20190 found this helpful

This is an interesting piece. I have NOT seen every piece of Mersman ever made but I have never seen one that is two tone like this so this is a neat find.

Two tone furniture had a big run in the late 1960s/early 1970s and I am thinking you have a late 50s piece that someone may have painted in the 60s/70s to get it up to fashion. If it is original, then I would go to the 60s-70s for it being made. No one I know has ever made sense of the Mersman numbering system. Yikes!! They are the wonkiest I have ever seen!

I could be totally off base, I am just sharing what I know about this sturdy and functional brand.

To help you figure it all out, I have some questions:

Is the finish smooth and without brush marks?

Is the finish laminated or shiny or is it flat?

Are there any little chips or dings where you see brown coming through.

A finish with brush strokes, that is flat, and if you see any brown dings is usually indicative of it being painted. A shinier finish, with no brush strokes and dings that are the same color as the finish usually mean it came that way.

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These are general rules of thumb and are far from perfect when it comes to ID'ing furniture.

That all said, if it is a painted piece that usually devalues it--unless it is painted (like flea market flip style in some artsy manner and some of those pieces fetch nice money on Etsy and other arts sites).

So a piece like this if it was all original, where I am would fetch $50-$75. Painted would drop it into the $20-40 range.

Now that is where I am, where you are may be different (higher or lower).

If you think it is original (not painted), then I suggest taking it to a reputable reseller to sell it for you and they can value it for your market as you may have one of the lesser known, therefore maybe one of the more desirable Mersman pieces that could be worth much more!

Post back with an update!! Thanks for sharing!

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