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Value of an Opium Leg Coffee Table?

I would like to sell this glass top opium leg coffee table, but I can not find similar ones. The ones I found are without glass. Does anyone know how old it might be and how much it is worth?

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November 6, 20190 found this helpful
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Lovely piece. I very much doubt it is teak. To me the colors are not right for teak. It may be oak.

I found several examples of pieces similar yours by searching Asian Inspired coffee table on line, a second search also worked using Ming Inspired coffee table, the one that found one that is almost identical to yours was this search (James Mont Inspired Coffee Table)

dejavudecors.com/.../coffee-table-james-mont-inspired

The last one looks very much like yours but with a wood panel top. If you don't know the history of yours, there is always the possibility that the glass panels were an add on by the previous owner.

I find this quite often in furniture, when you can't find an exact match, if you dig deep enough, you often find the piece is a "franken" piece meaning the owner customized it to his/her taste.

I could not be positive that this happened to yours as there are those with glass tops that are similar to yours, although when you look at the samples using the different searches, you will see most glass is different than yours.

The other thing is yours could have been clear glass, which broke and this is replacement glass.

For age, there have been several resurgences of Asian furniture being popular in the US. I am pegging yours (just based on gut instinct about it) as being a late 1980s early 1990s piece.

If you are trying to sell, the best way to figure out a value for your market is to see if you can find something similar for sale in a local vintage shop. That will give you retail value.

If you are going to sell it on your own, you can expect to get 1/4 to 1/2 of "retail".

You will see that some of the national sites like Chairish have prices on these in the high $500 range. You can never tell if they sell at that price because they don't offer a sold section like eBay does. Their mark ups are huge so I truly never go by those values in trying to set my own. I always use local examples.

Thanks for sharing the piece!! It is really pretty!

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November 8, 20190 found this helpful

You are very welcome and Thank you very much Pghfirl40 for the time taken to inform me. I really I appreciate it!! It definitely takes me a step closer to what I am looking for. I do have the glass that came with it, it is clear.
I apologized for not taking the pic with the original glass. I will post a pic with the other glass.
I have tried researching by the information stamped on the table but no luck. I do find the same solid wood with no glass as well. You might be right that is oak. I am guessing that it was made around the 1970's, but we shall see. I might have to take it to a professional since I have another piece that has no marking. I will update as soon as I know more.

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November 8, 20190 found this helpful

You are most welcome! Can't who learn more. Post back with an update!

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January 6, 20200 found this helpful

Still searching. I was told it looks like a Broyhill. Found similar ones online with limited description. Posting picture with original glass.

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November 4, 20190 found this helpful

You need to find out who manufactured the table. This is a popular design and could have been made in the 1970s to the 1990s. Look for identifying marks.

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November 4, 20190 found this helpful

If this is teak wood then it is woth a lot more than other woods. I see one that is a teak wood coffee that is the same model but has a different tabletop than the one you have selling for $700. I have seen several of them listed for various prices but yours is made in the USA so the price comparison would not be the same. These made in India are a lot more expensive than the ones I saw listed and made in the USA.

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November 4, 20190 found this helpful

I am not sure what kind of wood is. It has black sort of dots.

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February 23, 20200 found this helpful

I came across one recently as well and am trying to figure out more about it. Mine looks almost identical, but doesn't have the black dots in the wood. Also, the glass panels have a sort of square border to them.

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February 23, 20200 found this helpful

Also found one listed on chairish for $250 but was sold out.
Here's another pic of mine

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February 24, 20200 found this helpful

The squared off glass is beveled (at least that is how it looks in the photo). These are great pieces and some people still would love to have one in their homes. If you are trying to sell yours, I suggest talking to a local furniture re-seller/vintage shop and asking how much it would cost to buy one in your town. That would be retail so you would have a starting point. Just know people typically don't pay retail for things they buy from a person (like through Facebook or Craig's list), but it will give you a starting point! Thanks for sharing your table!

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April 26, 20200 found this helpful

I have the exact same table but my second number is 480-1-10840. I was curious myself about it3s origin and value. No luck.

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