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Dear mr Klain
the table in the attached photos is in Bogota Colombia, my dad has recently restored.
we would like to know:
when was it made?
original materials?
and if after a non professional restoration it has any value?

Thank you

It is a manufactured piece from the Imperial Furniture Co in Grand Rapids, MI, USA.  Grand Rapids was a huge manufacturing area from the late 1800s into the 1940s.

The wood on the top would be mahogany veneer, the rest I cannot tell in the photo but generally it is sweet gum and/or tulip poplar stained with an aniline dye to be mahogany color.

If the restoration was done well then the value is intact.  Here this table would sell at 125 in a shop.


Hope this is what 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. 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.


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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