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Hi Fred,
I picked up this little end table at a yard sale recently and it has no markings on it. The quality of the wood is not very good so I can't imagine it is worth much(?), but I was wondering if you have any guess to about how old it might be. Thanks!

Kaitlyn - Your end table is a record cabinet from the late 1940s. It is made of mahogany veneer plywood and secondary wood. if properly restored it could be a very attractive addition to any home. It has value of around $50.

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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.


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

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