5 legged drop leaf table

Mar 08, 2021. 16:12 UTC
5 legged drop leaf table
United States of America

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5 legged drop leaf table with 4 inserts that can be stored in their own rack/case when not in the table. When no leaves are in, the tables is a small oval measuring 53in x 42 1/2in. It has original wheels on 4 of 5 legs.


My grandparents had this table since the 1930s, and I remember it still in use in the 1970s. I was told it belonged to my great grandfather first, but this is not confirmed. It had been in storage for 20 or so years before I acquired it and I have been using it for the past 20 years. It is in generally good condition.

Answered within 1 day
Mar 09, 16:41 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$800 - $1,200 USD

Insurance Value

$2,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Thomas,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
I'm guessing that this is standard height (about 28-30 inches); if you'd like me to include that in the appraisal, which is customary, please let me know, as well as any additional information on how wide the leaves are and what the table extends to with all leaves inserted.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Late Federal style mahogany or walnut extending dining table
late 19th or early 20th Century
With D-shaped ends raised on four turned cylindrical legs with a fifth turned cylindrical support leg; with four 12-inch leaves.
29 inches high, 53 inches long (without leaves), 101 inches long fully extended, by 42-1/2 inches deep
CONDITION: wear appears to be commensurate to age and use.
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Thomas holton Mar 10, 17:44 UTC

Hello Delia
Thank you for your prompt appraisal!
The height of the table is 29inches, just as you expected. There are 4 leaves and they are 12 inches wide, adding 48in to the total length of the table. I am certainly happy about the appraisal, and it is about which I was hoping for myself. I do love this table very much but believe it could be in better hands; we do not have the proper accommodations for it.
Is the next step for me to place your appraisal as my listing here and set a price? Is there a way I can get it into an auction that I do myself?
Thanks again for your time!

Delia Mar 10, 17:54 UTC

I've added in the height and updated the length with all four leaves.
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Let me know if you have additional questions or concerns,

Thomas holton Mar 10, 18:06 UTC

Thank you so much!

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