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NEED HELP with restoration!! My 1950's r&J Arnold corp table? Thoughts? I love it!

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    Posted 8 years ago

    TlovesS
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    Please read my prior post. I would love to restore this, but am not skilled enough. It is a gem. TOP is leather. I think Sotheby's worthy... NOT THAT I WOULD SELL, mind you! It's in storage, so again I need better pics. I just found out they are auctioning storage from my family home. Must go handle that asap. Half of our memories are lost already.. well the tangible ones and who cares about that. Have lost so much more. But still I like to hold on to my family as much as I can.

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    1. TlovesS TlovesS, 8 years ago
      look at the legs, that's the problem. I have to get a fourth cast... can't do it myself, though I'd like to.
    2. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago
      Or just buy one: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Parts-Salvaged-Pieces-/162913/i.html

      Merry Cristmas,

      T A
    3. Thoscahaba Thoscahaba, 8 years ago
      It's a great piece. There appears to be shadows on the apron wear the legs attach. If there are , it would indicate the piece had squared tapered legs ( cherry more than likely). It was spray painted (overspray on the bottom) so gel stripper and a finer steel wool will strip it. Tape off the leather Be careful with the stripper and leather.
    4. Thoscahaba Thoscahaba, 8 years ago
      If you are in NYC ,go Christies and Sotheby's when they sell furniture. Look at the pieces and examine them. My Christie's representative told me to develop an eye and feel for the high value pieces. Find old sales catalogs and notice they put dimensions in the descriptions . I was Christies largest trade client in the south in 1998-1999. You're doing the right thing by educating and searching for treasures. One find can change your lifestyle. By sides the hunt is so exciting.
    5. Aimathena Aimathena, 8 years ago
      I hope you're able to restore this beautiful piece of furniture.
    6. tom61375, 8 years ago
      Merry New Year TlovesS! =)

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