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You mentioned in a previous response that Hoosier also made these "lift a leaf" tables and chairs in the 30's in the Art Moderne style. I believe this is what I have, the Hoosier metal tag is still affixed underneath. I bought breakfast room set (4 chairs) 13 years ago at a Salvation Army. They originally wanted $300.00 for it but after 30 days lowered it to 150.00 You are the first place online I've found any mention of this set.  I have no plans to get rid of it but would like to what it's worth and where I might find an ad or catalog information about it.

Vincent - The only place I have seen an ad for the Lift a Leaf table is a reprint of a 1931 Hoosier ad shown in the Philip D. Kennedy book "Hoosier Cabinets". The book is available on

However, the table and chars in that ad are not the same style as yours. The chairs are Windsor chairs and the table has turned legs. I believe your set is later than that 1931 set.

I can't find any sales of comparable sets so I can't give you a definite value. My guess would be the set would sell at auction in the $200 range.

Thanks for writing.

Fred Taylor

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