Tilt Top Tables - Good, Better, and Best - Antiques with Gary Stover
Posted November 17, 2014 | 0 favorites
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For this week's show I'll be discussing 3 tilt top tripod tables from the early 19th century, trying to compare their attibutes & deficiencies, using the bible in our industry, Albert Sack's "Fine Points of American Furniture: Good, Better, and Best" as my guide. Before Mr. Sack turns over in his grave, let me just say that I do understand that my analysis will not rise to anything close to his level. The program is basically a tribute to his impact on antique dealers in now several generations. I do think that it can be informative to make these kinds of comparisons, though, even if we don't have Superior or Masterpiece examples. In this show all 3 tables are valued at less than $1,000 each, but they do allow me to touch on the various elements that add and detract from value in this category.
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  • Gary & Carol Stover
    Gary & Carol Stover I've had a closer look at the inlay table and discussed it with our wood expert, Don Bunger, and we now both think that it's cherry wood, not mahogany. Don is the best person on identifying woods that I've ever encountered, and if you missed the show he d...  more
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