Help me ID this wood
I have had a dining table set since 1981. It was a hand-me-down from my MIL so it was old even then. I refinished it when I got it (first time refinishing wood, so that tells you what kind of job it was), and have treated it sans kid gloves ever since. Hot plates, wet glasses, etc. There are some dings and scratches, but it just keeps coming back for more.
I have always told people it was maple, but I honestly have no idea what it is. My guess is either maple or cherry, judging from the era and style. I call it Early American, but, again, it's something I made up and I really have no clue. I've been meaning to replace it for years because the style bugs me. But the wood is awesome and I'd like to find something that can take a bit of life's abuses without looking like crap.
So, first of all, what kind of wood is this: