Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Slider Table Info.

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Hi Fred,

My wife and I have had this table for several years and were thinking about refinishing it to bring it back to "life." Before we do that I was hoping to get a little background information about the table. I can't seem to find any markings other than a stamped "X" (noted in one of the pictures) in two locations on the underside to the table.

Thank you for your assistance.

Chris

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Chris - Your table is a draw leaf table where the leaves are "drawn" from under the main top. The form was one of the earliest forms of extension tables from the 1600s. The form was resurrected during the Depression era of the 1930s for use in dining furniture of the period when housing space was limited.

Your table appears to have "Colonial" style turnings on the legs indicating it is a factory made piece from the 1930s. The wood is oak. It has no antique or collector's value.

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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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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BSBA Finance, University of Florida, MBA Finance, University of Florida

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