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I have attached pictures of a table I purchased simply because the wood is pretty and the legs are unique.  It measures 48"x32" with a 14" butterfly extension.  There are no markings on the underside of the table except a hand-written 221 at each end.  

Can you guess at the age and purpose of the table?  It seems a little narrow for a dining table but the leaf seems odd for a library table.  Also, can you tell the wood type?


Table is from the 1910-1920s and it is a dining table.  The woods in the top and apron are walnut veneer, the legs I cannot see the grain clearly are generally sweet gum.  Table has been refinished at some time as originally it would have been darker.  That does not affect value.

In a retail setting with a good smooth finish and structurally tight it would sell around 450$.

hope this is what you needed.


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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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