2 years ago #1
2W0Heaven
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I picked up this neat octagonal side table today from a craigslist post for $45. It's a neat piece but I know absolutely nothing about it. It appears to be an antique and from what I can tell is made from a darker wood (walnut/mahogany). The top is made from 4 pieces of quartered wood. There is a stencil on the bottom that is very hard to make out with the naked eye. The flash on my camera helped a bit.

PAT 258
D?OB 5?58
96

I've attached some photos. Looking forward to any information about maker, period, and/or value.

Thanks in advance.

-Josh

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2 years ago #2
Probst54
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The stencil and exposed screw says this piece was manufactured mid 1900s. In excellent condition, in central virginia vintage retail - not more than $100.

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4 months ago #3
Nancy
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Hello,

I have what seems to be the identical table, although mine has been refinished. The labeling on mine (on the bottom) says "258 WAI". But I have to differ with you on the date of manufacturing: My table came from my step-grandfather, who brought it to California from Pennsylvania in the 1930s. According to what I was told by my grandmother (his wife), it was an antique back then and had been in his family for 30-50+ years. It was pretty beat up when my parents eventually inherited it, back in 1991, so we had it refinished.

Do you think you may be wrong about the manufacturing date?

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4 months ago #4
Probst54
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each was manufactured by a different company in the era of mass production. yours has good provenance I can't argue with your date estimate.

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4 months ago #5
jim
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I Have too agree with Prosbt54 1930's is about right
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2 months ago #6
Kate
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I just bought this table, which looks to be the same as yours, just a little bit more ornate. It's an octagonal mersman table and time period is early 1900's..

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