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We have what we think is an Italian Marquetry Music Table.

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We have what we think is an Italian Marquetry Music Table. It was at a garage sale 8 years ago. They got it from a closing monastery~ where it had been donated. It appears to have plexiglass on it. How do we get it off without ruining it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here is another pic
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
And another
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Table leg up close
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello, Yes, this is indeed a vintage Italian Marquetry Music Table. The finish on it is a type of Nitrocellulose lacquer. I personally do not do repairs on items myself, though if you are so inclined, here are some tips on how to try to repair cracked lacquer: On today's market, your table sells for a high average of $200 - $300. ~Nora
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello, Just checking in to see if you viewed your answer and if you are seeking further assistance? Please let me know. Sincerely, Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I checked it and took it to a local appraiser. It was painted over by someone and screwed up... Not worth anything is what they said😟
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello, From the images, this does not appear to have been painted over. I have handled and sold a fair number of vintage Italian marquetry furniture and your piece, again from the photos, does not appear out of the norm nor re-painted. ~Nora