Sunday, October 28, 2012
Alrighty. Here's Some Much Better Pics Of The 1940s Enamel Top Draw Leaf Table And A Couple Of Ladder Back Chairs I Paired Up With It! Status: Available!
After picking up this table over in St. Charles I stopped at the thrifts closer to home and found a pair of nice vintage ladder back chairs that seemed like they'd match up nicely with it, so I got them as well. Then I found a pair of pads that seemed made for the chairs!
This little gem was something of a mess when found at the Goodwill. The legs were miss
adjusted so the leaves were difficult to pull all the way out. The leaves were a hot mess on the
parts that hadn't seen the light of day in a while. The good news is that the table cleaned up
really nicely. The bad news is, well...the table is still 66 years old and as such it still has a few
bumps and bruises.
Surprisingly the issues are few and aren't on the top. That's why I looked at this table in the
first place. Usually the tops have a chip or a worn through spot. That's an instant disqualifica-
tion as far as I'm concerned. The damage along the edges is almost a given on a table like this.
It's par for the course.
Almost all of the chipping along the edges is located along one edge which could be placed
against a wall and hidden from general view. That's a bonus. The decoration on the top is
primo! No issues at all. The chrome is in great shape too. It's not so perfect that it looks
like it was done yesterday but it is nearly corrosion and pit free. The chrome is how I picture
the phrase "excellent vintage condition" as apposed to "as new" or "mint". In any event - them
gams be gorgeous!
So there the set is, in all it's "coffee" tone glory! There's a stamp on the bottom of the silverware
drawer with that description of the color along with a date stamp of 1946. This lady has been
around. Luckily she was built to be around a lot longer. That's how they did it back then. I've got
this available on craigslist and can also be purchased with a check or credit card through my
booth (44) at the Green Shag Market.