Heritage coffee/cocktail table with marble slab top.

Oct 12, 2020. 04:30 UTC
Heritage coffee/cocktail table with marble slab top.
William
United States of America

Category
Antique tables

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

Coffee or cocktail table with Heritage name engraved in drawer. One large drawer and heavy pink or rose marble slab on top. Marble slab about 60" long by 21" wide by 0.75" high. There is a bevel around the outside of the marble of about 0.5". Thus the bottom part of the marble that rests on the wooden table is about 1.0" greater in length than the top of the marble. The table that supports the marble top is of wood unknown to me. The table is in good condition, with no obvious damage, but it has not been especially shielded from harm. Casters on two of the wheels were loose and the might have disappeared by now since the two agents who worked on decluttering the home did not much discriminate much on what should be saved or dumped. There is also quite a bit of information and maintenance guidance references represented by handwritten alphanumeric scrawls written on the top of the table. You can read it off the photos. I think that my parents just bought this in a local department or furniture store near Washington suburb of Silver Springs, MD. Year 1957 a good guess.

Provenance

Furniture in my parents' house that I inherited.

Answered within about 14 hours
Oct 12, 18:04 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$400 - $600 USD

Insurance Value

$1,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi William,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
If you'd like this appraisal to include the dimensions of the table, please forward the overall height, width and length at your convenience and I'll update ASAP.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Louis XVI style carved mahogany and marble-top cocktail table
Made by Heritage Furniture Co., Hickory, NC, mid 20th Century
The rectangular frame with inset rouge violette marble slab top, the frame with squared tapering legs, some with casters(?)
PROVENANCE: inherited
$400-600*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

William keating Oct 16, 23:25 UTC

Thank you, Delia. I don't think I was notified that the appraisal was finished. I must have been half asleep when I wrote this or else my mind is going faster than expected.

"maintenance guidance references represented by handwritten alphanumeric scrawls written on the top of the table."

The table is attractive, with nice proportions, but rather plain, with no intricate wood carving. I don't know how to express this properly, but the color of the stained wood is not uniform. It swirls into slightly darker and lighter hues. No one would mistake the table for new, but I see no areas of damage that stand out. Here and there an edge or a spot of a few millimeters need a little treatment.

The drawer is not damaged. It still pulls in and out easily and we found it useful storage for stamps and stationery. The legs are all sturdily attached and the casters that may have gone from loose to tossed out are probably replaceable in a hardware store. They are there because the table is so heavy.

Dimensions: Length: 59 inches Width: 21 inches Height: 13 inches

What is the relative value of the table to the marble top? Would the marble slab have greater value sitting on top of a new table?

A google search on "colonial revival style upholstered and carved mahogany wing armchair" certainly brings up a lot of chairs at some nice prices. And none, I think, as distinctive as my great wing chair .

https://tinyurl.com/y6emsn74

Perhaps the woman who does my hair should have the last word.

"It's a very chair, it's just not to my taste."

https://tinyurl.com/y6emsn74

If you are allowed to answer this, do you think that I would be interested in this sales option that mearto refers to?

William keating Oct 17, 00:01 UTC

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk03zF-A5d43X172EFllSFLiI7-xl4g:1602889537031&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=colonial+revival+style+upholstered+and+carved+mahogany+wing+armchair&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjuy9_rnLrsAhWkct8KHe6mDS0Q7Al6BAgFEB4&biw=1504&bih=742

William keating Oct 17, 03:15 UTC

Your message board is not friendly to those trying to post links. if you want to, you can just search on

"colonial revival style upholstered and carved mahogany wing armchair"

This is not meant as a criticism of your appraisal, as Mr. Emanuel himself told me that demand for this type of furniture is low. It just illustrates how confusing all this is to one not in the know.

This is not meant as a criticism of your appraisal, as Mr.

Delia Oct 18, 16:07 UTC

Hi William,
The marble is probably worth 2/3-3/4 the value of this table, with the frame correspondingly 1/2-1/4 the value. The numbers on the underside could reference the furniture line this was made in, the specific batch it was made or the maker who made it. Heritage does not make that information available online.
We work with lots of auctioneers from relevant and highly qualified auction houses, both in the US and around the world. Your item is in our database of leads and interested auctioneers will reach out to you directly on your email if they can help you sell your item.
If you said "yes" or "maybe" when we asked if your item was for sale auctioneers are now able to contact you. If you said "no" go to your item page and change that to "yes".

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