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09-09-2009 05:25 PM


I was wondering if someone out there can identify the name and style of this antique dining table leg?


-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca

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#1 posted 09-09-2009 06:50 PM


-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#2 posted 09-09-2009 11:12 PM

Custom for sure!

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#3 posted 09-10-2009 12:38 AM

I agree custom, do you need to replace one or just trying to figure out the style of the piece?

-- Bob, Rockford IL,

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#4 posted 09-10-2009 05:16 PM

It’s definitely an antique, not from the 70’s. I’m just trying to identify. I tried to find an example online, but could never find another like it. Thanks to all for the replies!

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 08:19 PM

If I get a definitive answer, I’ll post back here. Thanks for your help! Here’s the entire table:

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca

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#6 posted 09-10-2009 09:08 PM

Great Lookin Table no marking on bottom of table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 09-11-2009 02:02 AM

that particular leg is a little unusual. The table looks almost certainly like an early twentieth century piece. maybe 1910’s It is an interesting example because it blends both victorian and arts and craft elements.

-- Adam,

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#8 posted 09-11-2009 02:30 AM

thats a weird lookin table… not in a bad way… just the style is like nothing ive ever seen before. i agree that it could be custom.

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#9 posted 09-11-2009 02:47 AM

You know…that looks very much like Irish…Killarney oak furniture. My grandfather used to make furniture in that style…very similar…take a look through the web pages based on that style….there is some that is more British with the lilttle spindles….but most, like my grandfather’s creations are beefy and heavy…he made alot of pull out leafed tables like that…I wish I had some pictures of his stuff to show….my mother had all the pictures and stuff….when she died…the house it was stored in was in a flood…and most of that stuff was turned to muck….I’ll search for some pics that I might have stored away….interesting..

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#10 posted 09-11-2009 03:49 AM

It could have a number origins but I’m guessing this table had ball feet that have been cut off because of damage or some other reason perhaps owners of short stature.

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#11 posted 09-12-2009 03:22 AM

reggiek, I think you’re getting pretty close. It looks like an old English table. That style top and legs.

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#12 posted 09-12-2009 03:43 AM

My grandmother in England had a table just like it. She was married in 1914 and had it right up until her passing in 1973. As a baby I used to hide under the table so I remember those legs well.

Hope this helps.

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#13 posted 10-29-2009 02:59 AM

For future reference: The Metropolitan Museum in New York has a very nice selection of American furniture. Original Stickley, Harvey Ellis, Duncan Phyff, other from over the course of the history of the U.S., plus some pretty good examples of French and British work.

This one… style wise, American or British, not French. Early 1900’s maybe? The simple form says Roycroft or Arts&Crafts influence, but not part of the core work of those styles.

-- ShopCat

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#14 posted 10-30-2009 02:52 AM

This is called a “draw leaf” table…popular in the early part of the 20th century. I have refinished many of them…never found two alike in the leg style.


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