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This side table once belonged to my mother in law, and has been upstairs in my attic for some time now. I had forgotten all about it until recently when I was up there looking for something. I am way out of my wheelhouse when it comes to furniture so if anyone has any insight or information as to who, what, when and where it was created I would really appreciate it. I have looked around on the internet but have not been able to find anything with the "double" legs. The only marking's I can find are the numbers 80-72 stamped into the wood underneath the top. My mother in law was born and raised in Boston if that helps at all. Thanks !! 

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Hi Holly,  I would call this a "Mission Style" parlor table or side table. Sometimes folks call them "Candle-stands" as well. 

I'm guessing here, but I'd say it dates to somewhere between the Art Nouveau era and the Mission/Arts and Crafts era which would be approx. 1880 to 1920. 

The wood appears to be oak, and the legs are probably hand turned. Which was one of many features of the "mission" era. They were against "Factory made" items, viewing them as crude and destroying the "artisan/craftsmanship" of good quality items made by hand.

Hope that helps ya a bit. I have seen many tables in this style, but I can't be certain they are the same as yours. But, based on your pics I think it's a fairly good guess. We sell these type of tables in the range of $50 to $150. But this is MI. and we don't get good prices for furniture. Boston/East Coast I would think would get you a much better price. It does appear to be all original and antique. Good Luck!

Wow Thank You so much Vicki ! I have been curious about it for some time now but I kept forgetting about it. I was thinking about cleaning it up and finding a spot for it instead of keeping it in the attic.  Thanks again !!

A tad too curvy for Mission I think Vicki. Mission's mission was to make everyone a missionary thus the austere straight lines and right angles. It's a bit ball/stick style also....

We've had arts/crafts tables like this over the years, often from Grand Rapids or Brooklyn. It's a cool one and would clean up well I think.

Yes that is what I found when I searched "mission style" as well. I also cannot seem to find anything with the double turned legs. Is there a certain terminology for this I should be using in my search ? Do you still think it was made late 1800's early 1900's ?

Age is about right 1900-1910ish. It's not Mission but more arts/crafts.

ok great thanks

not arts and crafts, ball and stick, early style oak, i agree should be oak, dates i might get a little tighter 1890-1900, may be as late as 1910, fern stand or a leaded lamp table, the legs are not hand turned, machine done in GR. they are a twist

Vicki, the arts and crafts barley or rope twist stuff was the English style done by Stickley brothers out of Grand Rapids Michigan, who's factory was latter Carl Forsland's which did solid cherry early american style and retailed it right down town Grand Rapids

ok yes Thank You, I was just looking around on line and I had much better luck with the ball and stick search. But I still have not been able to find anything similar with the double legs. Is there anything you can tell me about that ?

Beautiful table . I had one of these exact same tables. I sold it last year for $350 . I stripped it with formbys and just used furniture oil to bring back the shine . 

Really did yours have the double legs as well ? I will have to pick up some formbys and give that a shot. I may end up selling it as well as I really do not have a space for it. Thanks !


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