Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Stickley table

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Stickely table
Stickely table  

Bottom of Stickley table
Bottom of Stickley tab  
Good Morning Mr. Taylor,

You previously answered a question for me so I was hoping for your assistance once again.

I have several more pieces I would like for you to see starting with this one.

I picked up this Stickley end table at an Estate Sale. It has a burned in marking that says Stickley Grand Rapids underneath it. I have one additional picture with closer detail of the top if you would like that one too.

Once again, any information you can give would be much appreciated.

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Valerie - Your end table is a Colonial Revival reproduction of a "step" table. Originally tables of this design were used to climb into tall beds of the 18th century and a chamber pot was stored underneath.

It was made by Stickley Brothers of Grand Rapids very late in the history of the company in the late 1940s to early 1950s just before the company closed in 1954. The table is made of mahogany and secondary woods stained to look like mahogany.

It would sell at auction in the $25-$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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BSBA Finance, University of Florida, MBA Finance, University of Florida

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