Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Lane "end tables"


Lane Table Owner wrote at 2007-07-01 19:46:18
I question the validity of this answer.  I have similar tables and they have no particle board in them.  They are solid wood and I think that my grandparents purchesed them in the 1940s.

Anon wrote at 2007-12-30 15:18:33
I agree with the person who questioned Fred Taylor's answer. My parents have tables like those described and they are not made of particle board, they are solid wood. They purchased them in the mid 60's. My mother even refinished them in the 80's. And to this day they look as beautiful as ever. In fact I look out for them all the time and can never find them. I want my own set because they seem to hold up for so long. I like Lane furniture so much that I even bought a Lane cedar chest at a flea market that is circa 1920. And that is still beautiful also.

Stan wrote at 2008-09-19 00:02:36
the above answer is wrong. That style number is part of the "Acclaim series" It was manufactured in the early sixties. It has a oak bullnose with a walnut veneer inlay. It is a desired piece, and you can view them on EBAY. Hold on to them. If you refinish them be careful not to sand through the walnut veneer it is fairly thin. Good luck, hope this helped.

john williams wrote at 2012-05-08 14:44:11
Whenever I go looking for Vintage Lane tables this answer keeps coming up regarding Vintage or older Lane Tables and it needs a little more explanation.Yes lane did use particle board under some of there tables but not all of them.They had some cutting edge furniture designers like Paul McCobb,Warren Church and Andre Bus who used solid walnut in a lot of there tables and from the way they were built to the design most of these solid walnut pieces are very nice.I'll put the quality of there ebonized burl wood veneer up against anything you can buy today.I have 100's of lane tables and have never seen one with a Pecan parquet or Pecan veneer top and for the most part there well made tables.There almost always walnut.So as far as your question is concerned if it's walnut get someone to look at it before you part with it.  

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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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