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Thank you for the picture of the tilt mechanism. That is one of the keys to value.
What is the diameter of the top?
How many screws were used?
Do the heads of any screws look even?
What condition is it in?
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Do the screws look handmade?
These were made after 1860. Machine made screws were not widely used until the turn of the century.
You table was probably made about 1870-1880 when the Centennial period celebrated 100 year old furniture styles. (1776-1876 - 100 year anniversary of Declaration of Independence.)
My research indicates that the table would have an estimated retail value of $1500 assuming good condition and depending on sale geographic location.
Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.
If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:
The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.
Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.
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Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.Artfire.comBonanza.com
These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.GoAntiques.comRubylane.comTias.comcyberattic.comtrocadero.com
Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.
A method that could be very effective would be to place a classified in the "Maine Antique Digest" It has a large readership of collectors all across the country.
I highly recommend this method. They only charge $25 for 25 words in a classified ad. This publication is a monthly newspaper as well as on their internet website.
In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.
Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.
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They were used in 1870 in many pieces of furniture but not in every piece until 1900. Also, there are no signs of hand planing. The furniture made in 1900-1910 was generally much heavier in look....the Edwardian period or the more free form of Art Nouveau. There is a possibility it could be 1920s but the furniture during this period tended toward the more severe Art Deco styles.
I feel it tends toward one of the more classical styles of the Centennial period.
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The screws have not been replaced.
If the table were later in the 19thC, we would get into more decoration with emphasis on curved edges with nature themes - the Art Nouveau period. Also, it does not show any of the heavier elements of earlier Victorian furniture or of the later Edwardian period of the early 20thC. It is more like the Georgian revival styles of the 1870s- early 1880s.
I recommend the book Encyclopedia of Furniture by Aronson.
I hope this helps.