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.
I've attached some photos. Looking forward to any information about maker, period, and/or value.
Thanks in advance.
The stencil and exposed screw says this piece was manufactured mid 1900s. In excellent condition, in central virginia vintage retail - not more than $100.
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?
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.
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..