Collectibles-General (Antiques)/a Kaplan table

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I am just wondering if you would know anything about a table that I found a few days ago. I have included some pictures to help illustrate some details about it. It is made by Kaplan. It has a tag that says "Kaplan Reproducers of Early American Furniture Cambridge, Mass." It is a mahogany 3-leaf table with brass (I think) claw feet with small casters on them. There are two letter number combinations on it. one is '321' it is green colored. the other is black and says 'D929.' table top measures 46x37 inches. thanks a lot for the info!!

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Tony - Your table is a Colonial Revival reproduction of an 18th/early 19th century breakfast table. The sweeping legs were used in English tables in the late 18th century and became part of American furniture in the Federal period of the early 19th century.

The table is made of mahogany veneer on the top and secondary woods elsewhere. It appears to be from the late 1940s to mid 1950s. It has some condition issues with the finish and would sell at auction in today's market in the $100 range.

Thanks for writing.

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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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