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Treasure Hunt 9-3-2015


09/03/15



 

 
I have this table my uncle gave me when he moved to the Dominican Republic. It looks old and has some numbers inscribed on the back (2675 425 LE 30). I’m hoping you can give me info on what the numbers mean and if the table has any value.
 
Diana
 
Dear Diana,
Nice little table you have there. By looking at it I can tell that this style is from the 1920s to 1940s. It’s tough to know the manufacturer from the numbers. They were used for the run numbers on each piece, so that they could match different pieces together from the same run numbers. This was for style, colors and designs.
This probably was part of a bedroom set or possibly even a smoking humidor stand. But you would be able to tell that by opening it, and if the inside is copper-lined, then a smoking stand it is. Sometimes the tops held pipes and others held them inside the doors. I have even seen stands similar to this that were actually the sides of vanities converted later into tables. There would be a side that shows attachment to another piece, so again you would be the one to say that. Typical wood for this era was a walnut with several different stain blends and veneered woods to create accents such as those you might see on a door. 
No matter what your little stand was, it’s now yours and easily could be made to serve a new purpose today. 
The value of it would be in the $40 range in today’s market. Remember, this age isn’t considered an antique yet. (An antique has to be over 100 years old, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be collectible.) So it’s just considered used furniture that is made to last.

Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668). 





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