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Inset leaf table
Inset leaf table  

We purchased this inset leaf table, chairs, buffet and mirror at an estate sale over 20 years ago.  Wondering what style it is (Jacobean?) and how much it is worth if we were to sell it.
There is one captains chair and 5 regular.  I can send more images.

Hi Cloann,

Yes, you are correct with your description of the set being in the Jacobean or
Baroque style.

This particular revival style was very popular in the early part of the 20th century,
up to about 1930. At that point in time we got into the Colonial Revival.  The
restoration of Colonial Williamsburg was greatly responsible, since many of the homes
being built up until that point were in the English and French tastes.

One would think that with the housing stock across the entire country, there would be
a greater desire for this style of furniture.  Unfortunately, it has been my experience
that this furniture goes begging when it comes to the market.

It also should be noted that when one goes to a museum to view antique American
furniture, rarely does one get to see many Jacobean forms since very early American
pieces are quite scarce, like this example at Colonial Williamsburg (see link)


I place a value of the entire set at $1,500. to a maximum of $2,000.

Best Wishes,

George E. Harrison III

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