Antique stand type table help on age and style

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  1. annea

    annea Member

    Looking for help on this antique table. Cherry wood? Measures approx. 21 deep x 26 wide x 28 high. What style would this be and approx. age? Do you think it may have been taller and cut shorter at some point? Estimated value? Thank you for the help.
     

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  2. necollectors

    necollectors Well-Known Member

    Everyone will require more pics. Bottom of the table...inside of the drawer corner, lock up close and inside.
    Right now all I can say is shaker in styling.
     
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  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Shaker? I doubt it. Legs wouldn't be turned like these.
     
  4. necollectors

    necollectors Well-Known Member

    I know the legs should be square and plain...just the pull is shaker like...that's why we need more pics. The pull might be unoriginal cause the legs look colonial.
     
  5. annea

    annea Member

    A piece I was looking at and don't have more pictures.
     
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  7. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    This looks like a something @James Conrad could help with.
    I'm thinking early to mid 1800s. Sewing table.

    Wait for other comments.
    Are you in the US?
     
  8. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Sheraton "light" stand, now called a work stand with drawer. I'd guess 1840s-50s, machine made except for the drawer.
    Value is low these days for late Federal era stands unless an outstanding example and early Federal.
    I'd guess $100-300 at auction depending on condition.
     
  9. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    No, 28 inches high is normal height for these stands although the photo does appear to make it look short. Probably just the angle of the camera.
    Does look like Cherry in pic, hard to tell with this photograph.
     
  10. annea

    annea Member

    Thank you so much for the help on this. Does a lock on an antique table or cupboard piece of early to mid 1800's indicate that it was a better made piece to begin with?
     
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  11. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Not necessarily better made. Sold to people with a little more money maybe, so may have cost more at the time.
    The lock allows something important to be stored without servants or others having access.
    Has nothing to do with how it well it was made.

    However, think of it this way.
    It has lasted nearly 200 years, so it must have been better made than the everyday piece, which also could have had a lock.
     
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  12. annea

    annea Member

    I ended up buying the table for $125 from a private party. Here are a few more photos of it. Does the top look like one solid piece of wood? I cannot find seams on it. Also, does it look like cherry wood up close?
     

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  13. annea

    annea Member

    More photos.
     

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  14. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Not really but, it did cost more originally.

    I'd say you did well, $125 is fair. It's a very nice stand

    Yes it does and looks like it is Cherry, it needs a new finish though, bad things happen to old furniture when the finish is damaged/missing.
     
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  15. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    The drawer pull looks original as well
     
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  16. annea

    annea Member

    Thanks for your reply. Do you have any recommendation on what be best use to put a new finish on it? Have refinished pieces but not for years now.
     
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  17. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    It depends of what you are using it for, if using as a lamp/bedside table almost any finish will do like lacquer/shellac, if using in kitchen or bath, I'd go with something tougher like oil or water based poly.
     
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  18. annea

    annea Member

    Thanks for the help!
     
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  19. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    I would add that with any new finish, the most important part is the prep work BEFORE you apply any new finish.
    With those turnings & cherry wood, I'll guess NY or Connecticut as origin of your stand.
     
  20. annea

    annea Member

    Thank you for the good advice and further info. on the table. I don't find any seams on the top piece of wood. Could it be a solid piece of cherry wood that wide?
     
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