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Blog entry by hoosier0311 posted 03-22-2014 09:41 PM 1392 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother in law gave this piece to me. It was left behind by one of the folks that split in the middle of the night to avoid paying the rent. It is now sanded off and I have determined that it is maple and Mahogany veneer. My internet searches have yeilded nothing.I dont think it’s terribly old but the veneer is nearly 1/8 thick. I’ll put up some pictures of it finished up shortly, here it is before I started on it. (or ruined the value of it)

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#1 posted 03-23-2014 03:56 AM

I love old things and getting them free is even better. I’m not certain what it is either, but it reminds me of a sewing and needlework cabinet where the pockets were used to store the yarn skeins or other projects in progress. I would think it is from between 1920 and 1940.

I have a cabinet that looks somewhat similar but the pockets have flip-up lids on them. Here it is:


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#2 posted 03-23-2014 05:07 AM

My parents had a some what similar table with one drawer, 2 shelves and magazine holders on both ends just like that one. The just called it the “little table.”

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-23-2014 04:28 PM

I remember one of those tables in our hall way when I was a kid … The phone (black desk model) sat on top with a pad and pencil. One side cubby held the phone book and the other side had the Saturday Evening Post and the current Life magazine and the daily Paper.
Drawers were a catch all of scissors, tape thumb tacks and stationary. (Mom knew where everything was, but no one ever ‘figgered’ out her system).
We called it “The Phone Table”

This is an early day entertainment center before we had TV.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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