It’s at least 100 years old. Butcher’s block table made out of the trunk of a California redwood. It was bought at an auction in 1988 for $1200. It has been fully restored.
It came from my husbands grandfather’s auction. He acquired it in the late 40’s early 1950’s at an auction.
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Collectors these days place a premium on items being in original condition so this being in restored condition may have devalued it.
As you can imagine, there are not very many of these redwood butcher's blocks that have come to auction. Here are a few redwood / butcher's block tables that have sold that have been used as a jumping off point for valuing yours (the price realized is in parenthesis in case you don't have access to the prices realizes database):
If you were to send this to auction, it would be appropriate catalogued and price as follows:
An American antique circular redwood butcher's block table
probably early 20th century
PROVENANCE: acquired at auction in 1988
CONDITION: client represents that this has been fully restored.
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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