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    Posted 9 years ago

    DobbinDee70
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    Can anyone give me any information on my cast iron plant stand ? I believe it is Victorian . It is marked " Art Specialty Co., Chicago , ILL . " There is also the number 104 on the underside of the bottom shelf . The underside of the top is marked . " A.S. - 38 - 1 . it is about 28" tall and the top is 10 1/2 " wide and 18" long . The feet look like dog feet . I have looked all over the internet and can not find any information on the company that made it or how old it is . I knew the original owner . She once told me that it had belonged to her mother . It has sat on her front porch for the past 20 years that I know of . The lady passed away five years ago and her daughter and her husband have been living in the house . They moved a few weeks ago and the original owner's great grandchildren threw this away . I asked if I could have it and they gave it to me . It had so many layers of paint that you could not see the detail . I had it sandblasted and repainted it . I was almost breathless when I saw the details . I would like to try and find out how old it is and maybe a little something about the company that made it . Thanks for any help you can give .

    p.s. This picture was taken in my work shop . Don't look at the floor . Lol !

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      That was originally sold as a side table/lamp table. The company was founded in 1932 from what I find on them. I found one the same with original paint on eBay but the auction was over with no bids.
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      If you look at the price it will be obvious why there were no bids.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Ornate-Cast-Iron-Lamp-Table-Side-Table-Art-Specialty-Co-Chicago-/161675287729?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25a4991cb1&nma=true&si=ilyNb42yTQiwt2f91X%252FkQmFGxMU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
    3. DobbinDee70, 9 years ago
      I saw the one on E-bay . Mine is a bit different . The feet were not the same and the sides on mine are more ornate . I even e-mailed the seller and they did not know any more than I do . I have also looked at the Art Specialty Co. of ILL. that now makes lamps . I even e-mailed them and asked if the company made other things before they started making lamps in 1932 . No answer so far from them . I believe that this plant stand or table is older than 1932 because of the style of it . The feet are a clue . Also because it is so ornate and has a lot of detail . I just e-mailed one of the Keno Brothers . Maybe he can give me the information .

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