Value of a Mersman Coffee Table?

Value of a Mersman Coffee Table - plastic wrapped oval coffee tableI recently acquired an antique coffee table that had belonged to my grandmother. It is in very good condition. Should I take off the plastic wrap (wrapped during recent move)?


How can I determine the value of the antique Mersman coffee table #7317 shown in photos I have attached?

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

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August 6, 20180 found this helpful

Take off the wrap so the wood doesnt get damaged. This table is worth in the $225 range.

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August 7, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you Judy!

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August 11, 20180 found this helpful

Mersman coffee tables values can up and down the scale according to the area where the table is located as these are very costly to ship so most sellers will state "local pick up only". This just means the table will be available to anyone in their area (not across the US).


  • The numbers do not really mean very much as there is no list available showing what all the different numbers actually stood for.
  • You will find that most Mersman furniture is listed for sale as "mid century" because very few people know the date their furniture was first purchased.
  • Questions/answers about Mersman furniture can be found in previous ThriftyFun
  • You may be able to get more information if you ask for an appraisal. there are some free sites to check and also sites that charge for an appraisal.
  • Just remember that an appraisal is usually for insurance purposes and does not usually mean a resale value. Resale value would probably be -40% of the quoted value and even that does not mean you could sell it for that price.
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  • Check some of these out if you are interested.
  • The true value of your coffee table will depend on where you are located as well as what is popular in your area. Many people do not like the claw feet as this may appear out-dated to some and the clean lighter wood Danish lines may be more popular.
  • It will difficult to find "sold" listings exactly like your table but you can check eBay (check sold listings on the left side of eBay Mersman listings). Only an exact table can show a true value of what someone was willing to pay (but that value will be hindered by the area in which it was sold).
  • People list their tables at whatever price they wish to receive and keep posting over and over or reduce the price or remove it all together. Some do sell at good prices but not very many so if you wish to sell then I would say you should ask for whatever you think your table is worth.
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  • You may be one of the lucky ones and sell your table in a few weeks/months.
  • Your local Craigslist is a good place to check for tables and also to list if you wish to sell.
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August 12, 20180 found this helpful

Wood needs to breathe so definitely remove plastic. I can't find any recent matches that sold. There was one in 2006 that sold at a furniture auction for $30 and that was before the crash of 2008 where vintage and antique furniture really devalued. Sadly, I am not sure in most parts of the country, the value has increased that much :(

That said, check back to eBay and Google often and look for sold prices in today's market.

I never use asking prices to value, because people can ask what they want.


You can watch this one if it is doesn't give the number and I can't see details on yours to match...if it is identical, you can see what this one actually sells for and that will give you current market value.

I usually only use eBay to determine current market value, but I am not seeing any matches on there at the moment!

Selling pieces like this today is challenging because most young buyers want new and cheap. It is sad that these previous home stsples are becoming fire wood in many states. Pittsburgh still has a small market for them as many here like to furnish their old homes with period pieces! You can always get a feel by shopping antique stores in your town to see if there is a market and what they actually sell them for!


Good luck with your piece!

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