Antique table?

junior1August 27, 2011

When my aunt passed away we put her items in storage. This table has been in storage since 2000. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what it is and when it was manufactured? Also is there any value to it?

Thank you

Jr. :)

Pictures on links below.

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Fori is not pleased

Is it a cigar cabinet humidor thingy? It's kinda cool whatever it is!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 10:18PM
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Smoking stand....not sure it's a humidore unless it has a "thing" to put a moist sponge in.
Very 20's and 30's.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 10:54PM
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A cigar\smoking stand, really? I would have never thought that. It really is in such wonderful original condition. Does anyone think using "Howards feed and wax" to clean it would do any kind of damage? I have a bottle around here somewhere.
Perhaps I can find another one online to compare.
Yes, it is kinda cool.

Thanks a bunch.

Jr. :)

    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 11:37PM
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don't know what Howards Feed and Wax is....but I am suspicious of anything that says "feed" regarding furniture....nothing can feed your finish.
I would clean it up with mineral spirits ( or turpentine but after the above thread I am almost afraid to say the word! LOL!) then apply a good coat of wax.
Linda C

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 9:07AM
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There's nothing wrong with turpentine. Just a bit aggressive with a teak oil finish that was mentioned in the post referenced, IMHO. I'm not a chemical fan, but in this case, it would could really help rejuvenate the OP's piece.

As for Howard's Feed n Wax... No, it won't do any harm, but it won't do a lot to actually clean the piece. Howard's makes some fairly decent products. One thing I like about Howard's is that they have no qualms about making their products MSDS information readily accessible.

The "feed" is intended to mean feeding the wood, not so much the finish. The idea being to provide penetrating oils that help replenish the woods natural oils. The wax is more for the finish.

For a gentle cleaner without really getting into the finish, I've always had good results with Formby's furniture cleaner.

Nice little piece, and I love the hardware!

Here is a link that might be useful: Howard Products MSDS info

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 4:16PM
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Most professional restorers have a proprietary cleaner that they make. Barring that, cleaning with turpentine followed by a damp rag with mildly soapy water. Dry as you go so no water soaks into the wood. The turpentine cleans off dirt the soapy water won't clean. The soapy water cleans off the dirt the turpentine or paint thinner won't clean. LindaC is quite correct.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 5:26PM
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Thanks for the extra tips. I have some more items that I could use some input on. I'll post them as I go through all this stuff.

Glad I found this forum.


Jr. :)

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 10:26PM
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