I have a table and 4 chairs. On the bottom of one chair it reads Ethan Allen by Baumritter made in Vermont. Does this mean all of the chairs and table are also Ethan Allen, or would they all have the marking? The chairs all look the same and I am assuming the table is part of the set. Thank you.
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Here are some pictures. I looked again and two of the chairs say Ethan Allen. The table opens, but I do not have a leaf. Thank you for your help.
Re; the furniture.
Unless the chair are stamped XYZ, they remain unmarked and possibly anonymous.
However not all furniture, like glass and china is clearly, or consistently marked by the producers.
The chairs all appear to match, but the table I suspect is of a different style.
This means that it is either produced by another firm at another date, or it is of the same make as the chairs but a different model/production series.
Put all together, nobody is really going to be able to tell the difference.
Anyway, for what it’s worth; I personally think, that it gives you the chance to put your own “stamp” both on the household and your own personal lifestyle; by being a bit more original and creative.
Matching furnishings up, in both function and style, is great fun and very satisfying.
Anyway, the days of monotony and the strict rigorously lining everything up; like tin soldiers on a military parade is long gone.
I myself have an 18th century spice merchants business and quality control, ***** testing / examination table. It has one long battered drawer, which almost runs the whole table length underneath; if fact, the drawer still has a faint “whiff” of cloves, cinnamon and vanilla pods. I use it to store cutlery, napkins, etc.
I use this as a dining room furnishing, along with some Scandinavian designer chairs from the 1960’s.
No, not sloppy at all, but to suit my own personal needs. I can put the extra leaves into it and extend it for 12 people, but when not in use, I can also shrink it to a more comfortable size. That’s just being flexible.
Quite often it’s also a good “talking point” as each guest, can give a comment about all the different styles and comfort of the different chairs on which they choose to sit.
So, I wouldn’t, worry too much about the matching of table and chairs. After all, it’s good quality furniture that you have. I suspect however, that the chairs and the “sitters” might appreciate a cushion for a more comfortable and longer table conversation.
Nice furniture, it will last forever and is flexible; once you find a new leaf for it.
Good luck with it.
I would love to keep it because it is so nice, but it is not practical right now since I have two small children. The table is not smooth, so I am always tying to get food out of the gooves created by them. I was just wondering if the set was worth anything if I were to sell it. Thank you for yor help.
The chairs can be stated as being of a particular make, which is also quite popular at the moment.
The table however, is anonymous.
Good and reliable Valuations depend on numerous factors such as; condition, provenance,make /maker, production numbers, sales venue, geographical location, and also the time of year.
I could imagine that being sold as one lot, the selling price would be in the lower to mid 100's rather that the 1000's.