Posted 8 years ago
I got this table at an estate auction about 15 years ago. The estate was of a family who had an antiques restoring and sales business for many years; the auction sales were held on weekends at the residence for two month or so. I seem to recall when I put this together years ago that there was a plate somewhere with Chicago on it and there is a script signature that appears to say sample. The top measures 54" diameter and at one time must have had several panels to allow it to expand to probably 8 feet longer or more. The pedestal actually splits to allow the table to expand. I really have no idea of the actual age or anything; just know that I like it and enjoy it. Seeing toracat's table recently got me to thinking someone might know something about the origins of this one.
Any insight would be appreciated.
Received additional info that the table is 1890s 'Chicago School' style. The acanthus leaf carvings are consistent with claw foot tables of this era.