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Can you help date this Kittinger piece? It is solid mahogany including the drawer and drawer bottom. Inside the drawer is the metal Kittinger ID plate. It is stamped on the bottom with these numbers: 164 and 29 at different locations. Also in white chalk it has 456/164.

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your question regarding your Kittinger one-drawer table.

What you have is a piece of Kittinger that was made in the earlier part of
the 20th century, perhaps late teens to early twenties.

It should also be of interest to you that when the Kittinger Co. was asked
to produce reproductions for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in
Virginia, this was a pivotal point when our county's taste was stitching
to furniture in the Colonial styles and the Jacobean pieces were never to
see a return.

In the early days at the Kittinger Co. the late Baroque or Jacobean style
of furniture was all the rage, since many of the new homes being built at
that time were in the Tudor and English Manor styles.

Here is link to my website that will demonstrate the closet style piece
in the Kittinger Williamsburg program. It is in the late Baroque or
Williams and Mary style which is an acquired taste for many of todays buyers.

Since your table has such a dark finish, it's hard for me to tell if the
wood used is actually mahogany, as you have stated, or if it is Walnut or
even Oak since those were the woods that Kitttinger historically used in
building these pieces.

The numbers that you are seeing could be the following;

The pattern number would be #164, the serial number #29.  Usually the
chalk numbers represent the final inspector numbers that are found on
most kittinger pieces.

I trust that I was able to satisfy your questions.


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