Antique table: info needed on value, refinishing or passing
I'm hoping someone more knowledgeable can help me out. I'd like to find a rolling drop-leaf table for my small kitchen, so I decided to check out the local antique stores. The below table was marked $225, on sale for $195. I'm told it's solid oak (though the legs feel hollow).
It has cool original cast-iron scrolls supporting the drop-leaves and used to have a leaf in the middle (which I figure I'd eventually see about replacing). I love that it already has wee little casters. However, it's pretty badly beat up (screw in top, cracking, burn mark, partially stripped, pen marks all over, apparently broken leg which I didn't notice in person but shows up in pictures). A co-worker told me to offer $95, but that $30 would be better with all the work needed. I've seen similar tables (in MUCH better shape) for $220-$400 or beyond, but not on wheels or with the cast iron supports. So is this even worth refinishing? If so, how? Is the price fair or inflated? What would you do?