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Value of a Stainless Steel Top Wooden Table

Got this and was planning on painting and flipping, but I've never seen anything like it and can't find it on internet. It has leaf that pops up on it's own, the leaf is wood, but the rest of the top is stainless steel. Anyone know what something like this is worth?
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August 25, 20180 found this helpful

The best way to find out the value is to determine who manufactured it. Look under the table for markings. If you cant find markings, take the pictures to a furniture dealer and see if she or he can help.

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August 25, 20180 found this helpful

Having a maker would help to do the history and give you a value, but without it, it is not impossible...it does raise some questions and some thinking out that need answered first...

So...in puzzling it out, I know that the the hidden leave tables (if I am remembering history correctly--which Google seems to corroborate--see link-- but Google and I both can be wrong) started being found after the 1929 Great Depression and then fizzled out (although they never truly stopped making them)...so your table...unless a prototype is most likely NOT older than 1929.

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Question 2 of what I am puzzling out is the stainless steel top....It is really hard to tell from the picture...as to me the top looks like wood...so my question is, is the steel wood-grained? It doesn't look shiny to me...I am used to stainless steel that is shiny....like stainless steel silverware and such.

I ask because just yesterday I sold off an old bookcase that had stainless steel shelves that were wood grained it is was from around the early 1960, so if the top is wood grained, it could move the era of the piece up two when wood grain stainless was popular--50s and 60s.

Once I know a little more, I can see what I can find that can help you get to a value! I like a good puzzle!

It is a pretty piece! Personally, I like the lines and wouldn't paint it no matter what you find! I think it just needs a little TLC and shining up!

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August 26, 20180 found this helpful

It may be the way the picture is taken but it appears the pieces on the border of the top do not all match?

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Looking at the style of the table legs it is difficult to believe this table was actually manufactured with this metal top.

I needed a sturdy work table for my garden shed and we took a very sturdy similar table and added a metal top so it would be easy to clean and not get water damage. I did have to find a good metal shop to make the top but it looks very similar to your table.

I'm just saying that it may have been made for a specific purpose and is no longer the original table.

I'm sure it is a very heavy table and may be valuable as a work table for a shop but not sure it would fit very well in a dining room.

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