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I have (I believe) a 1950s era end table, oak leaf marking…

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I have (I believe) a 1950s era end table, oak leaf marking underneath. can I send you a few pics?

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About 24 inches diameter, round, three legs, two levels, oak leaf stamp very hard to read

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Well I'm sure but I have photos which might actually be more helpful to identify

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Please send photos of the end table.

Please send a photo of the marks and/or words on the bottom.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
I have pictures of the table which will be better than my description I'm sure....please see attached.
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Thank you for the photos.

What does it say inside the leaf. It begins American but I cannot see the other two lines.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
That is as clear as it gets. High res photo.

Can you see parts of the two lines in person, please?

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
34;An American" is all I can see in person too....
Customer reply replied 25 days ago
Fourth word looks like ends in "duet" perhaps because two levels?

I am trying to find a match. Allow a bit of time for this.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
No worries. I hope you find something -I've had the table forever - curious as heck about it. Thank you.

Found it.

This table was made by the Oak Leaf Imported Furniture Co located in India. Many USA furniture makers have been put out of business during the last half of the 20thC into this century by the furniture companies in India. In addition to modern designs, they are very skilled in making reproductions.

The Bombay retail furniture stores here in the US, carry many of those lovely reproduction.

Your round table is an Oak Leaf Imported Furniture Co machine made reproduction of an early American piece. While the exact words inside the stamp are not possible to read, they probably describe the company name for the piece.

The table dates 1970s-80s when the Oak Leaf company first was established.

The estimated retail value is $80-150.

I truly wish I had better news.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices. Sales in the eBay "Buy It Now" format are closer to retail.

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.

These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.
Accept PayPal only.

Etsy.com - small fees-20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.

Rubylane.com
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cyberattic.com
trocadero.com
https://www.justcollecting.com

Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

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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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
Thanks Doris. Well still looks cool to me!

Yes.

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