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can you give me an idea of what the vlue of an Irwin Pendleton table is. The approx. dim's are 26 1/2"H x 14"W x 21"D the drawers are 3"H x 10"W x 16 1/2D.

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Tom - Your table is a Colonial Revival reproduction of a Federal era table of the early 19th century.

According to the book "Grand Rapids Furniture - The Story of America's Furniture City" by Chris Carron ...

"In 1940 Irwin introduced its competitively priced, apartment-scaled “Pendleton” line, a departure from its tradition of larger high end suites. Pendelton pieces used less expensive woods and less handwork in Georgian, Regency and Federal styles. An entire coordinated line of Pendelton carpets, lamps and fabrics was introduced at the same time. But the line was not particularly well received by consumers and the conversion of Irwin’s factories for wartime production brought an end to the line."

Your table is made of flat cut mahogany veneer and secondary woods. It would sell at auction in the $50 range.

Thanks for writing.

Fred Taylor
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I will attempt to answer questions about American antique furniture, including construction details, style, period, manufacturers, care, repair and storage. I do not have any background in appliances, musical instruments, sewing machines, trunks, lighting, clocks or children's and baby furniture and will not respond to questions about those items.

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I ran an antique furniture restoration business for twenty years. I am a nationally syndicated columnist on the subject of antique furniture for such publications as Antique Week and New England Antiques Journal. I have produced one video on the subject of furniture identification and my book "HOW TO BE A FURNITURE DETECTIVE" is now available.I have also published articles in Antique Trader, Chicago Art Deco Society, Northeast Magazine, Victorian Decorating and Lifestyles, Professional Refinishing, Antiques and Art Around Florida and Antique Shoppe. You can visit my website at www.furnituredetective.com

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