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I'm probably going to hang this as a picture, but it is actually a card table. Any idea how old it is and who made it?

 

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I used to see a lot of that style in the 60's and early 70's, but that could be a lot older. It kind of has a 30's look, but that's my uneducated opinion.
 

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Kind of an educated opinion - I'd say 30's to 40's.
 

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Thanks for the replies so far. Here is a picture of the back in case that helps to place an age on it. Maybe "Antiques Roadshow" will be making a pass through my general area soon?!?!?

 

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Looks to be English or at least from the UK. Probably between 50 and 70 years old. I would surmise that it came here in one of the many thousands of containers that are shipped from exporters every year to auction houses and large antique dealers across the U.S.
 

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SteveD(TX) said:
Looks to be English or at least from the UK. Probably between 50 and 70 years old. I would surmise that it came here in one of the many thousands of containers that are shipped from exporters every year to auction houses and large antique dealers across the U.S.
Well, that side of my family is from England, but they came over in the late 1800's. I suppose they could have bought it here, though (or maybe a relative shipped it to them as a present...that would make it even more interesting to me). I happened upon this table as I was rummaging around in the house where my great aunt lived. She died a couple of weeks ago at the age of 91 and she lived in that house her entire life. My grandma was born there too. My great grandparents bought the house in 1904, I believe.

Hubby and I are very interested in buying the house. It has 102 acres with it. However, the only way we'll be able to afford the whole thing is if the men in the family take pity on us and sell it to us cheap just to keep it in the family.
 
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I remember my mother having a card table that was similar and having a metal stand that it sat on and was used as a fireplace screen.

Scott
 
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