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early 1900’s Antique Oak Television Stand

September 16, 2010

with a drawer to store your remote tuner in…

I just finished restoring an early 1900’s Oak (wide screen) Television Stand.  You can probably imagine that Television Stands were not big sellers in the early 1900’s.  Most people did not have enough vision to buy one and store it for 100 years until the wide screen Television was invented and commercially marketed.

Back in the day, these TV Stands were manufactured and marketed as library tables.  How many people have a library (in the year 2010) that is in need of a library table?  Not too many… but not everyone threw out their libraries when Google came along.  It’s just that those that had significant libraries already had library tables in them.

So what is an Antique Dealer to do with a perfectly good Library Table?  The successful ones think creatively and help their customers find a new use for them – TV Stand (or maybe computer table – where do you think this Antique Dealer’s computer is right now?)

1900's Oak Library Table

Antiques are so wonderful because they are well built from solid wood and with a little care will easily outlive their intended purpose.  So much of the furniture built after 2000 is made from inferior laminated materials and quick construction techniques. With luck these pieces will last until they have been paid for (on time).

I’m betting that a Television Stand made in 2010 will never make its’ way into a Library but this oak 1900’s Library Table would make a great television stand.  Come on into to Shady Lawn Antiques and check it out!

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  1. Jane Laaker permalink
    September 16, 2010 7:15 pm

    It sounds like you are having fun writing. I enjoyed reading your blog! Janie

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