Antique Detective: A table, a tea set, a bed and a blanket

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Sheraton, country style, drop leaf dining table.

Q I purchased this cherry drop leaf table at a garage sale. I had it refinished.

Underneath the restorers found “Boston, MA 1771” carved. It has square peg nails and a “bowtie” patch. What is it worth? E.B.L. – Warsaw, Mo.

A Your Sheraton, country style, drop leaf dining table could have been made from 1820-1840, despite the carved date. Similar, refinished tables have sold for $2,000 or more.

Q My uncle brought this tea set back from Germany in the 1940s. On the bottom  it is marked within a wreath RS Telewitz Palace China, Germany. Any idea of value? B.S. – Tucson, Ariz.

A Your tea set was made by the Reinhold Schlegelmilch works in Tillowitz, Silesia, Germany. It could have been made any time from 1904 to 1938. Your tea set could sell for $125.

Q Enclosed is a picture of a bed inherited from my mother. Is it worth restoring or should I leave it as it is? There is a little damage on the headboard. Also, can you give me some history or dates? C.W. – Royal Oaks, Mich.

A Your late Victorian, mahogany bed is beautiful as is. It dates to the late 19th century and could sell for $2,000 or more.

Q I would like to know about this 8-day wall clock. It is marked “Sessions Clock Co., Forestville, Conn. U.S.A.” A.G. – Madison, Wis.

A Your schoolhouse clock was made around 1910. Similar examples have sold for around $200.

Q My mother bought this carved wood figure at an antique auction. It appears to be Asian inspired and is 17 ½ inches long, nose to tale and 17 inches wide wing to wing. Head and feet are antelope, bird wings and tail of a fish with human figure on top. I would like information on it. G.S. – Grayslake, Ill.

A Your carving appears to be Indonesian and recently done. I traveled the Internet and found many importers of carvings like yours. Prices varied from $100 and up.

Q I would like to know the value and information of this Native American weaving. F.B. – Mounds, Okla.

A Since you didn’t give any information on size, condition or history I can only tell you it is a Navajo Ganado design.

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Reinhold Schlegelmilch tea set.
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Circa 1910 schoolhouse clock.
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Navajo Ganado rug.
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Indonesian carving.
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Late Victorian, mahogany bed.

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