In the Market for an Antique Dining Table?

According the November 2011 issue of Homes and Antiques, prices for antique dining tables have fallen by around two-thirds in the past seven years, making this a great time to purchase one. 

Prices for Victorian furniture have fallen the most since 2004, and mahogany pieces, in general, are the lowest they have been in years. This is the time to jump in and buy that antique dining table that you’ve always wanted to buy. Even with the decline in the market, antiques hold their value, while modern furniture resells don’t retain their value as well.

Why buy new when you can buy something with a history?

In the store, we have a beautiful warm brown mahogany empire-style table made by the Klingman’s Furniture Store in Grand Rapids Michigan. The label on the table states “Klingman’s Sample Furniture Co., Largest Exclusive Furniture Store in the World.” The table has two leaves and the top lifts off the base for easy moving. Price is $550.00.

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One response to “In the Market for an Antique Dining Table?

  1. Mahognany is such a fantastic wood. So strong, beautiful and sells well. So I agree – make the most of it while you can. Victorian Mahogany is probably also more likely to be the best quality Mahogany – which I think is from Jamaica.

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