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Answered Thursday 7 July 2011 |
We have a dining room table from our great aunt it was a wedding present for her in the early 1900. It is solid blackwood with cabriole legs and 2 inserts to estend the table plus a winder handle to extend the table. Can you give us a rough idea exactly how old it is and if we sell it how much could we ask for it.... we recently had it french polished and it looks really lovely, the chairs with it are unfortunately reproductions.
I think I know the model, these are great tables, substantial - although they don't really qualify as antiques they have come back into fashion (an antique is generally assumed to be over 100 years old - but not everything over 100 years old is sought after) The answer is rather an open one, it depends on the quality of the French polish, how much of the original wood shows in patination terms, I am loath to give out prices without actually seeing the item. You might consider consulting your local auction rooms to see what they say as they will have a handle on the local market for such items.