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Library Table
Library Table  
Hello:

I was given this desk by my Aunt.
Noticed it had a small crest shaped sticker in the drawer. Curious about the history of tis piece & its worth. It does require some TLC.

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This is called a sofa table. It was manufactured in the 1920s. Unable to tell you that wood without pictures of the top but generally this style is in a walnut veneer on the faces and tops with sweetgum or tulip poplar for the secondary woods.It would be a walnut veneer top with the undercarriage or legs in the shoe style feet would be sweetgum wood. I would recommend it first you wax it with walnut colored Briwax. Make sure you buy the type that is toluene free.

In good condition this table would sell for around $400 in a good store.

Hope this is the information you needed.

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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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