Bermuda Tea Table, ca. 1780
Appraised Value: $2,000 - $3,000 (2013)
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Appraisal Video: (1:00)
Nye And Company
GUEST: I bought it from an estate sale about a year ago. You want to know how much I paid for it?
APPRAISER: Of course I want to know how much. I need to know the gory details.
GUEST: I paid $75 for it.
APPRAISER: Do you think you got a good deal for that table?
APPRAISER: Here's the scoop: it's English, but it's not England-English; it's Bermuda-made, because this top is actually cedar. What's also indicative of English it has a wide thigh and knee, and then it tapers down into a narrow ankle, and then it literally is like a foot with that almost genie or elf scrolling shoe. We see similarly treated feet on candle stands or tea tables from the Isle of Man, but they don't use cedar up there. So the combination of this type of leg with the cedar top makes me believe it's Bermuda and it's probably 1780. Your $75 was a good investment because it's worth probably $2,000 to $3,000 at auction.
GUEST: Very nice, very nice.
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