Antique Sears Catalog Dining Table
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about how to find out some information on a dining table.
I was told by the gentleman that refinished it for me that it was an old Sears Catalog Dining table, possibly from the late 1800's.
The legs are detatchable with big screws, and the leaf and legs fit into the table apron perfectly to make a square box for what I assumed was for easy shipping. The table top is gently beveled. The man who refinished it said it was Chestnut wood, and made a new leaf out of an old piano lid he had to replace the original leaf that was long lost. (I'm not convinced it's chestnut, I still think it might be oak)
Does anyone know what the best way to research old Sears pieces is? I've included a rather poor picture below.
Just click to enlarge!