Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Marble top table


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I have a marble top table that was a wedding gift to my Great-Great Grandmother.  It is unclear if she received it in Germany or in the States. The letters AB are carved on the underside of the marble top.  It has small wheels at the feet of the base.  The top is not attached to the base.

I am looking to obtain an approximate value. Any information you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.  Since I don't know specific details, I'm not sure where to start.  Is it European or American?  Approximate age?  Thank you for your time :)

This a French Napoleon III style but it looks like it could have been made circa 1900, please send me a close up of the wheels and foot of the table and I will try to tell you more.  These type of tables were produced in factories, so even if it is original from the 1870s or 1880s it will not have a great value.   I do not think the letters AB are original to the manufacture of the table, wood craftsmen put their initials on the wood, and this model is not so original that a craftsman would sign it.  

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