Federal drop leaf dining table walnut or mahogany

Sep 18, 2020. 19:22 UTC
federal drop leaf dining table walnut or mahogany
United States of America

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Table is 30 inches high. Center section is 24 inches in length. Each drop leaf is 18.75 inches in length. Table width is 44 inches. Fully opened it is 61.5 inch by 44 inch rectangular. The table has been professionally restored in the past with small corner sections replaced, new hinges underneath and new coating protectant of some kind. I believe that work was completed by Woodcrafting by Thomas Webb - 7914 Hillendale Rd. Baltimore, MD 21234. I don't think they are in business any longer. Work looks excellent. There's a single drawer underneath the center piece. I thinks it is 19th century but I'm not sure. The legs are round columns with carved lines and brass fittings around the bottoms that are about an 2 inches in length. There are no names or words of any kind I can find on the table. There is a number on the underside of the centerpiece "949". That number is also on the underside of the drawer.


I inherited the piece from an Aunt and Uncle upon their passing. They had a lot of very nice antique furniture. This was their dining room table. I don't believe it was ever exhibited. I think they either acquired it and had it restored or acquired it after it had been restored.

Answered within about 18 hours
Sep 19, 13:37 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$1,000 - $1,500 USD

Insurance Value

$2,500 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Roger,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Walnut and mahogany can look very similar and I can't tell which this is made from either; it does not in any way impact the value.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Federal turned walnut or mahogany dropleaf dining table
New England, circa 1810-1820
restored by Woodcrafting by Thomas Webb, Baltimore, MD
The rectangular top fitted with two rounded-edged drop leaves, the frame fitted with a single drawer, raised on six ring-turned and reeded tapering legs. Marked '949' twice underneath.
30 inches high, width closed 24 inches, 61 1/2 inches open, depth 44 inches
PROVENANCE: inherited
CONDITION: restored
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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