Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Old drum table

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Drum table
Drum table  
I found this at a thrift store, table has no markings and it appears to be leather top but the center looks like melted plastic. It only has one drawer.  Would you know who is the maker and the range $ it worth. I was going to refinished it, any recommendations? Much appreciated!

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often fake leather was used.  it was more like an impregnated canvas built up to look like leather.

rather than refinish buy some briwax in an antique mahogany color and wax the entire table and top first, you might like the outcome.

as to maker, in the 20-40s there were thousands of furniture manufacturers operating so without a label no one could tell you which one made this.

as to money it would sell lat 75-125 depending on overall condition.

it is in the sheraton style.

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In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. robertsantiques@cox.net You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.

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I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.

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