Value of a Vintage Pie Crust Table

I purchased this pie crust table for $20 with the intention to chalk paint it for my porch. It is nicer than I expected and I am now wondering if I should leave it original. Is there a way to tell the manufacturer/age and value? It is 32 inches in diameter and 28 inches high with a stamp of K 1030 on the underneath.
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May 21, 20190 found this helpful

You got a very good deal on this table. I would leave it alone. I think you could get close to $100 for it.

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May 22, 20190 found this helpful

You got a pretty good deal--at least based on where I live.

Technically this is a scalloped edge, vs. a pie crust. The pie crust edges are raised (so the edge is like the crust and then the table part is where the filling would go it it was a pie). Since yours is flat it is a scallop edge. That is just me being a little OCD about names :)

The feet are what I love about it...I think the official name is Trifid style. They were popular for hundreds of years starting in the early 1700s.

With the detail in yours and the legs, I peg it as late 1890s up through the mid 1930s. I know that is a huge range, but it is hard to tell from photos exactly what you have because I would want to look at the underside to see how it is put together, the type of screws used (or if there were dowels used), and would want to take a better look at the markings, including looking for ghost tags (where a paper tag was on there and fell off--they leave a ghost shadow).

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Sometimes that can give you a clue of the maker.

You may want to take it to a reputable dealer and see what they would value it at if you do want to flip it. Where I am they go around $100-$150--depending on condition and if the expert can identify the brand name.

Having said all of this, I am not object to when people want to turn an old piece into something they love with paint IF they are going to keep it and love it (vs. buy to flip sell). The value of the piece should be based in love as well as money value--so if you love it, even if it is a $200 value if you flipped it as is. If you want to paint it and enjoy it for the next 50 years--I say go for it!!

That is just my 2 cents worth!! Blessings!!

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May 23, 20190 found this helpful
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May 23, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks for the info! I added some more pictures in case you can determine more.

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It appears to be brass screws and no ghost tag. I like it a lot so I plan to keep it and enjoy just want to decide it I clean it up or paint it.

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May 22, 20190 found this helpful

It's very difficult to determine a current value when so little is known about an item. Many times one style will be popular in one area while almost unwanted in another area. So even where you live may have some determination of value.

You may have an upscale antique dealer in your area that could give you a little information but if they are not up to date on this style, then they would also have to seek outside help. If they give you an appraisal it will probably cost upwards of $50-$100 (usually based on the value of the item).

I always recommend free online appraisals as the sites are easy to use and many times someone will offer to buy your item and pay for the shipping.

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For obvious reasons, you should always send information to several so you know what you are dealing with.
To gain the most information you will need very good pictures that show lots of close up detail and especially any marking on the underside and workmanship of all areas. Usually about 5 or 6 pictures is best. Measurements help also as well as where you are located.
I think your table is worth taking the trouble to see what a real appraiser says.

www.whatsellsbest.com/.../antiques.html

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