Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Hide a bed table



2nd bed
2nd bed  
I have table/bed I am interested in finding out if it has any value. Thank you in advance for your help

Margaret - Your "hide a bed table" is a 20th century Depression era (circa 1935) version of the late 19th century cabinet bed, often and mistakenly called a "Murphy" bed. Your cabinet bed has no antique value. Its value is more of that of a curiosity. A similar though nicer cabinet bed sold at auction in New Orleans in 2007 for $200.

I would expect yours to sell in the $100-$200 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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