End tables on CL: Antique or Vintage?

Miz_MSeptember 30, 2012

Hi, all, I found these tables on CL, and am curious to know how old they are. I'm waiting to hear back from the seller, to see if they're still available, and what height they are. I plan to use them in our master bedroom for night tables.

The asking price is $100. for the pair, which I think is very fair.

Thank you for any info!

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chibimimi

I can't tell the age from the photograph, but it looks like someone did an excellent job of bookmatching the veneer, especially on the left-hand table (harder to tell with the right-hand). That's the mark of a quality piece,

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 5:45PM
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Miz_M

Thanks for your response, Chibimimi! I'm really falling for them, and we still haven't heard from the seller, so I'm afraid they're not going to be available.

We recently purchased a gorgeous Duncan Phyfe style china cabinet off of CL, e-mailed the seller within minutes of the ad going on, and several people had already shown interest in it! Luckily, the sellers decided on us. So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. :-)

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 5:58PM
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lindac

From what I can see....they look like very VERY nice antique French, ormolu trimmed, book matched veneer stands.
But perhaps that's what the maker intended?
But still....$100 for the pair?? Even if they are new....run don't walk!!!
Such a deal!

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 6:46PM
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Miz_M

Thank you, Lindac! If they'll just contact me, I'll run as fast as I can. :-D

This is the china cabinet we got 2 weeks ago on CL, for $150. I can't believe what's been on my local CL lately, I find something I want every day!

Am I correct that it's Duncan Phyfe style? Made around the '40s? I used Restore A Finish on it (and wax), and am so pleased with the results. It's nearly perfect, except for one flaw on the bottom. We're going to use it as a bookcase in our office. :-)

(Sorry the pic is so huge, I don't know how to resize).

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 7:31PM
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palimpsest

I vote semi-antique or vintage, made in Italy in a French style. The sabots and drops aren't as well integrated to my eye as they would be on earlier antiques. Nonetheless very nice pieces, and a bargain.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 10:50PM
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Miz_M

Thank you, Palimpsest! Great news: meeting with the seller Wednesday morning, so should be bringing them home then. :-)

They're a bit taller than my current night tables, at 31 inches, but I think they'll be fine. She said the tops are not marble, but look good. And she doesn't know the age.

I'm excited! And really appreciate the input here.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 11:54PM
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Miz_M

No tables for me........we were setting up a meeting with the seller, and she said the price was for EACH table. She edited her post on CL to reflect this. I feel a bit misled, but I think she just didn't realize how the original ad sounded.

I'm sad to be losing out on these, but will keep looking!

Thanks for the input. :-)

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 2:44PM
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palimpsest

They are still worth it, at least in the pictures, but if they are out of budget, they are out of budget.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 2:51PM
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Miz_M

I agree, and wish they weren't over our budget. I don't think I'll find any I like as much!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 2:55PM
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colleenoz

(I'll be the little devil sitting on your shoulder :-) )
In the long run, which will you miss more, the extra $100 or the tables?

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 8:52PM
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Miz_M

Ouch, Colleenoz, you ask the hard questions! :-D

Me: the tables
My fiance: the $100.

We're at a standstill here! :-D

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 9:33PM
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lindac

Tell your fiance to buy one for you for Christmas....and you buy the other one for him.
Really they are a huge deal!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 11:23PM
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Miz_M

Love that idea, Lindac! :-D

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 12:02AM
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nyboy

Sometimes when falling in love with something over my budget, I ask if I can make payments.Nothing to lose by asking.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 8:46AM
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Miz_M

Hi, nyboy......based on the seller's e-mails, I don't think she'll go for that. But I like the idea, thanks for the suggestion! (My fianc� is from NY, too, now in Tx). :-)

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 10:01AM
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bspofford

Those tables are drop dead gorgeous!!!

I understand the budget thing, but dang, those are gorgeous...

Early Christmas? Early birthday?

Barbara

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 6:08PM
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Miz_M

Barbara, I agree!

Ok, I think I should give all of you my fiance's e-mail address.....you can work on him for me. :-D

I don't think she's sold them yet. Sigh.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 11:48PM
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cearbhaill

If you are fussy that way ask her if she will take $199 for the pair, then tell the fiance that "she came down enough to make them reasonable."

If you are not fussy about white lies, just buy them and lie about it.
It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.
Not that you should have to ask permission to start with lol.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 1:25PM
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maddielee

If the ad is still running, I would contact her and ask if she'd accept 125.00 for the pair. if she isn't ready to sell at that price, ask her to keep your contact info because you really are interested but not at $200.00.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 4:47PM
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Miz_M

Thanks, cearbhail and maddiele.......I think I will contact her again. I really appreciate the responses here, it bolsters my argument that these tables are a wonderful find. :-)

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 5:50PM
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lindac

Dump the fiance....buy the tables!! If he's going to be such a stoic of $100 you don't want him anyway!

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 6:33PM
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Miz_M

Linda! LOL!

This has been a fun thread. :-D

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 7:41PM
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nyboy

where do you live , I can,t believe these tables did not sell. I want to visit!!!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 9:40AM
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Miz_M

Nyboy, we're in Fort Worth......fiance moved here from Long Island.

She hasn't taken the ad down, just saw it again.

My local CL has some amazing buys!

Here is a link that might be useful: Tables

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 10:12AM
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jemdandy

Add a mirror on top and these would be called "chiffoniers". These are lovely chest-of-drawers.

Maybe these are not chest-of-drawers and I am fooled about their size.

I see a knob on the top board. Does this slide out?

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 4:38AM
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gardenbear1

Sounds like the BF needs a talking to, even at $100. each its a good deal.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 9:52PM
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bspofford

So, did you get the tables? I'm hoping so.....

Barbara

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 8:04PM
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Miz_M

Hi, everyone, no, didn't get them. I hope she'll re-list, I won't pass them up again! Thanks for posting. :-)

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 1:25PM
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lindac

Call....tell her you are interested....tell her if they are still for sale, that you want them.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 6:49PM
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