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Good morning!  I found this little table at Goodwill this morning. It is a half-round table, but the legs spread out, and the top opens to a full circle shape.  It is marked with a black stencil under the bottom, from WF MFG Co, Warsaw KY.  Stamped in the wood, is the number 585.

At the top of each leg is a wood inlay of a Grecian Urn, and down each leg are inlaid 4 flower shapes descending in size.  

All the veneer and inlay are in good condition, no chips or anything.  It looks as if it has all the original hardware.

Should I just try to polish this up, or look at refinishing the piece?  It is very cute.  Thank you!


It looks like you found an attractive table in the Hepplewhite style with lovely string inlay

I would not attempt to try and refinishing the table because you will run into serious issues
with all of the inlay work. When pieces like your were first made they would have used an artist pin striping brush to carefully clear coat the inlays or else in the re-staining process
you will effect the inlay work,turning it dark and thus ruining the piece.

Good luck with your project.

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