Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Brower Table

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Brower Table
Brower Table  

Brower stamp
Brower stamp  
I would like to refinish this Brower table, without ruining it's value. Is this a valuable antique where I should have a professional refinish it  or can I do my own thing in refinishing it? What is it worth?

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The company operated from 1919 till 1977.

Your table was manufactured late in their history when they were doing a lot of institutional furniture for offices, school dorms and such.

go ahead and clean this yourself.  i recommend using Briwax or minwax paste furniture wax.  you will like the results.  use it on all surfaces.

retail in a store this would probably sell at 75-100 cleaned and tight.

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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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