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I bought this table about 10 years ago. The top has been ruined but I was cleaning it to paint the piece when I noticed the brass John Widdicomb plate attached to the bottom. Can you tell me the value as it is and if I paint the top? Thanks

in the condition shown the value is low.  refinish the top to the original color or paint, whichever you prefer but finished tops on painted bases was and still is a popular fashion.

value wont be different depending on the quality of the painting or finishing.  no one will ever know it it was painted from the factory or finished if done properly and professionally.

as is 75$

painted or finished 275-350   

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robert klein


Regarding American antique, vintage, and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing. Please read instructions for posting.


I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of American antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars through several organizations.

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