My Grandmother's table

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Kestrel, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Kestrel

    Kestrel New Member

  2. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Peerless Furniture Co., Shippensburg, PA. Started in 1910. I have found very little information on the internet.

    I believe this would be called a library table, but it looks like the writing surface (leather?) has been removed. Also, on the first picture, right side, it appears to be missing the end piece to make it flush with the rest of the table.
  3. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Hi Kestrel!

    Welcome to Antiquers.............:cat:
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  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Greetings, Kestrel!
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  5. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I don't think it had a leather top.
    Think what we see is either dust or mildew. You can see the inlay on the top.
    Think this would be 1920-30ish.

    This would be a good candidate for Howard's Restor-A- Finish and Feed and Wax.
    First use a damp cloth (not soaking wet) and wipe all the dirt and grime off. Then use the Restor., finish off with the Feed and Wax

  6. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    Welcome to the forums! You may want to post this in the furniture section.
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  7. Kestrel

    Kestrel New Member

    I don't think there was leather....there is an elongated diamond shaped inlay. The longer inlaid center section raises up on hinges and the shorter side sections slide underneath it.
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  8. Kestrel

    Kestrel New Member

    I'm still figuring out how to do that
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  9. Kestrel

    Kestrel New Member

    I'm still figuring out how to do that...we are cleaning out my grandparents house so haven't taken the time
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  10. Kestrel

    Kestrel New Member

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  11. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    You can't. Only a moderator can move a thread.

    As for the sides going under the top, that is something the English did.
    Not done on American tables that I know of.
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