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nancy wrote at 2007-12-08 23:10:05
I have a Wabash furniture piece as well.  It is a two drawer stand

with scroll work and a shelf beneath the drawers.  It is quite lovely and belonged to my grandparents who were married in the early 1900's.

mike wrote at 2008-10-04 16:22:19
I have a set of mahogany bookcases made by Wabash with a brassplate on them. they were purchased in the late 40's by my family

Kevin wrote at 2008-12-03 21:50:55
I have a filing cabinet from the Wabash Furniture company in Wabash Indiana, Looks like it is from the 1930,s or 40,s.It is a very neat piece

Vicki wrote at 2009-10-20 19:18:31
I have the same ones!  I just got them and they sounds exactly the same!  I can not find any info either!

L.K. Oats wrote at 2009-11-10 17:04:16
I have a set of three nesting tables with a roping design down the legs and a glass top on the largest of the tables. I also have the brass plate that reads "The Wasbash" Est. 1883 , Wabash Indiana. I am looking for more info as well. I am having no luck.

Christy wrote at 2009-11-13 05:31:32
I also own a piece of "The Wabash" furniture.  It's a small side table with a drawer.  I started looking for information about the maker or makers in 2007 and I have still had no luck.  :-<

Jay wrote at 2010-04-09 21:01:21
The Wabash Cabinet Company, of Wabash Indiana was established in 1883 and had  offices on 227 Fulton Street, in New York, and 319 West Adams Street, Chicago. In addition to the furniture that you've described, they seem to have manufactured office supplies to go along with the office furniture they produced, as I have "Insertable Celluloided Guide" index cards printed by the company.  

ann wrote at 2011-12-18 21:00:04
Joanne, that sounds like the two tables that I have.  They are walnut, and I think mine are worth $125 each.

ann wrote at 2011-12-18 21:01:33
Joanne, that sounds like the two tables that I have.  They are walnut, and I think mine are worth $125 each.

curiousfrannie wrote at 2012-11-18 21:40:28
I have a two tiered table that was part of the living room furniture at my grandparents. It was purchased by my grandmother who died before 1951, so I know the pieces are at least 63 years old. The top tier has the rope design that is mentioned in several other responses. Also has the brass "Wabash" plate under the bottom tier and stamped with "No. 199". I'm assuming that was it's number in a specific lot of pieces that were made.

captkregan wrote at 2015-02-18 20:34:57
i have two side tables with removable mirror inlay for tops. no idea how much worth. several layers of paint and lacquer. still researching.  

pancho wrote at 2016-04-06 18:17:31
Have a antique student desk with the name WABASH made by Geo Brocus, Wabash Indiana.

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