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Posted 2 years ago

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filmnet
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My Mother in law got this 15 years ago , anyone know about these tables its low, and what era is this from? Are these home made nails sq tops?

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Like an american empire style, love the inlaid decoration, made to look like inlaid on ebony wood. Looks also like there was a nod to famous English cabinet maker George Bullock in some of similarities in the inlay.
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    I think the black treatment is called "fumed". Maybe from 1890-1920? Most owners would have tried to take this dark color off. I'm probably wrong - remembering similar furniture from my grandparents but I don't have anything this dark.
  3. filmnet filmnet, 2 years ago
    Thanks guys, i wonder what this wood is? this table is very light, very dry I did read they used some Elm wood. I also did grow up with Mahogany wood all around our house as a kid. It dose turn red over the years.
  4. filmnet filmnet, 2 years ago
    WOW I just look on the bottom the nails are really old?
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    As to the nail type, I would hazard a guess based on what is visible in the photo as being a Type B cut nail circa 1810s-1900s.
    http://www.uvm.edu/histpres/203/nails.html
    Seeing that the one nail is already part way out you could carefully pull it out to examine it further. Place something down on the surface to pry against, so that you don't damage it.

    As for the wood at first I thought Pine, but infact I think that it could be Cherry.
    Elm wasn't commonly used in New England, unless the table was imported from England.
  6. filmnet filmnet, 2 years ago
    Nail is 1 5/8 long square top and sq sides not sharp at all, this came from a antique store in 1970s
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Looks like the Type B cut nail, so that gives you a date range al least.
  8. filmnet filmnet, 2 years ago
    I finally found some for sale on line now, under this name Tables American Empire Round, and this black painting make this table old. Some on like are worth a lot without this black.

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