Before and After: Antique Dining Table

I think many of you will appreciate the classic simplicity of this dining table Before and After. The table is possibly antique or soon to be antique according to the owner who has had it in the family for 3 generations. The table showed the imperfections of age and need ed to be refinished. In many places you could see the polyurethane finish needed restoration

After plenty of stripping and sanding, I conditioned the wood using a wood conditioner. I also did a little research on the table and it the only distinguishing feature that I noticed were the table slides (the table has 3 leafs and extends over 10 feet, making a magnificent dining piece!). The slides were manufactured by the Jefferson Woodworking Company, a company started in Louisville, KY around since 1920. Also, serendipitous that it was perhaps built in my hometown and found it’s way to me out here in Los Angeles.

The trumpet legs and fluting give the table a neoclassical air.

Here she isin all of here splendor as we prepare to move her into my client’s dining room. I can’t wait to style her. I know she would look fabulously Neoclassical French with all the right high back dining chairs, candlesticks and art.

If anyone has any insights about the period this piece was made, please leave a comment or email. I would love to hear from you!

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4 Responses to Before and After: Antique Dining Table

  1. Wow! Looks amazing. Just like new!

    Cara

  2. Hilary says:

    Thanks Cara! It just occurred to me this table is from Arkansas too. My client brought it here when she moved to Los Angeles years ago! Thought you would appreciate that:)

  3. Denise says:

    I too would love to know more about this piece. I have a very similar piece with a matching buffet, 4 side chairs and 2 captains chairs.

  4. Hilary says:

    Hi Denise,
    I have seen similar pieces online, but I have a feeling that we need to appriach an antiques dealer for extra details.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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