Dianne
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Asked on Nov 11, 2012

Table ???

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Does anyone know anything about this table. I bought it @ an estate sale, it is very unusual. It is about 48" tall, 23" wide & 11" deep, has two beveled mirrors, one on top & one under top shelf. The top shelf is curved, has a short inset shelf in center under second mirror that has a skinny pedestal holding the shelf up. Bottom shelf is just oval. All shelves have beveled edges. I appears to be mahogany wood.
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q table, painted furniture
22 answers
  • Dianne
    on Nov 11, 2012

    photos did not show up

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  • Susan S
    on Nov 11, 2012

    Now that's a curiosity!! I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this!! I'll certainly be tagging along to find out what it is though.

  • Debbie Borthwick
    on Nov 11, 2012

    Sorry I can't help, but it sure is unique!

  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy
    on Nov 14, 2012

    @Dianne I'm having a hard time making out all of it in the photo. Is the top shelf thingy narrow...like a hanger? If so it's probably a "Silent Valet" used to hold a man's suit jacket, keys, wallet etc.

  • Dianne
    on Nov 16, 2012

    NO, Karen, it is not that narrow..it is kidney shaped about 7" deep.

  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy
    on Nov 16, 2012

    Ah, okay, that wouldn't be it then.

  • Karen I thought the same thing, but the mirrors would have been covered. Dianne, is there any markings or stampings under the lower seat/shelf area? Knowing what time period or make will make looking this unique thing up easier. I have looked at several hundreds if not thousands of pictures of this type of table/shelf and have not seen anything that comes close.

  • Susan S
    on Nov 16, 2012

    Same here @Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com - I sort of suspect this could be a reproduction piece with which some 'artistic license' has been taken!! @Dianne- do you think you could also post some pix from different angles as well? It's just such a strange and unique piece but totally makes no sense either. That skinny little pedestal in the center is just hard to figure out it's purpose. I think it's some sort of Gentlemen's Valet but . . . . . ?????

  • Dianne
    on Nov 19, 2012

    thanks ladies...I will post more photos...

  • Dianne
    on Nov 19, 2012

    more photos

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  • Susan S
    on Nov 20, 2012

    Oh my Dianne - the more I see the less I know!!! I gotta tell ya girlfriend, I'm really stumped on this one!! The parts just don't seem to make sense so it's really a challenge to figure out what it's intended purpose is. Are there any antique dealers in your area? Maybe you could take the pix to them. If not, perhaps you can look up some dealers online and ask them if they can help you ID this piece. I'll bet we'll all be surprised when we find out what it really is - besides a mystery. LOL

  • Susan S
    on Nov 20, 2012

    I'm going to tag Kevin - @KMS Woodworks and see if he can lend his expertise. He knows alot about ALOT OF EVERYTHING!! Kev - can you shed any light on this??

  • Dianne
    on Nov 20, 2012

    thanks Susan S.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Nov 22, 2012

    I just got back from a few days at my cabin...@Susan S thanks for the tag...this is a very cool piece. I have never seen any thing like it, my gut tells me Antique...just not sure how old. The beveled glass and old time silvering of the mirror will help....I'll do some more digging when I get my in box cleared out...4 days worth of email...etc. Jeesh.

  • Jeanette S
    on Nov 23, 2012

    This is truly strange....but then in the 1800s folks were building all sorts of little spaces to hold trinkets and this is probably one of them. The wood used and the carving at the top is a good indication of that period. It is definitely different from anything I have ever seen. All of these I have seen are much like the one KMS posted in his photo.

  • Susan S
    on Nov 23, 2012

    Thanks @KMS Woodworks - I knew if ANYBODY could shed some light on this it would be YOU!

  • Kathleen M
    on Nov 26, 2012

    my sister was an antique dealer for years... it's an etagere for sure. Nice find ;)

  • Dianne
    on Nov 29, 2012

    Thanks to KMS Woodworks & Ann King At Artifacts.. I think I did pretty good for $50.00

  • Dianne
    on Dec 1, 2012

    Scan page from a reproduction 1908 Sears Catalog

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  • Marilyn
    on Apr 30, 2015

    It's a hall table usually found near the entry at the front door. Change, glasses, keys, coat fits over the back as a hanger of sorts. 1890's to 1920's. Wood appears still lovely.

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