A few facts on the Antique Marble Top Table

A few facts on the Antique Marble Top Table

Marble has been used to elegantly adorn homes for generations by furniture designers. Many beautiful tables have graced homes all around the world in the years afterwards. It's vital to understand the styles available and how these tables are valued, whether you want to learn more about a gorgeous family relic or are hunting for the perfect complement for your living room.


Your Marble Table's Value


The worth of marble top tables are determined by various aspects, including its age, condition, quality, and rarity. Because these are useful pieces of furniture that must blend in with the rest of the decor, style and size are important considerations.


Age or epoch


The age of a person can have a considerable impact on its value. A marble and inlaid semi-precious stone table from around 1600 to 1620, for example, sold at Sotheby's in 2015 for 3,509,000 British pounds. This was a really good and unusual example, but the fact that it was four centuries old greatly raised its worth.


While you are unlikely to find something as old as this table at your local antique shop, if you look carefully, you will discover examples dating back to the 1700s and 1800s. Tables from the Victorian era are plentiful, yet nonetheless valued. For example, in 2018, an Eastlake-style Victorian marble table from the 1880s sold on eBay for $465.


Tables from the early and mid-twentieth centuries are highly valuable, particularly to individuals who enjoy decorating with the simpler lines of this era. Examples can be found on Etsy for a few hundred dollars, such as this vintage Art Deco cast iron and marble table. It costs around $250 and has a simple, round white marble surface.


Rarity, quality, and condition


The materials used in a table can have a significant impact on its value. Something that began out as superb quality will continue to be excellent quality hundreds of years later. A black Egyptian marble table with a rosewood base and delicate gilt stenciling, for example, went for $112,500 at a Sotheby's auction in 2018. The scarcity of black marble and good rosewood at the time it was commissioned, in 1825, would have made this an expensive buy. Time has only increased its worth.


The condition of the item will also have an impact on its worth. A table in near-perfect condition or in outstanding condition for its age will bring top cash. Marble, on the other hand, is a delicate material that is prone to discoloration, cracking, and pitting. You should expect a reduction in value if time has taken its toll. The sum will be determined by the severity of the damage.


Type of Table


The type of table will also affect its value. Larger tables are generally more valuable, but there are other additional considerations to consider.

At a yard sale, you can get an antique end tables or vintage end tables for as little as $10, though most sell for $250 or more.


Console tables are extremely popular in today's homes. Many are priced between $300 to $700, although outstanding examples can command much more. A rosewood and marble console table from 1860, for example, sold on eBay in 2018 for about $2,000.


Additional alternatives include marble coffee tables and parlor tables. You'll frequently see them for sale for several hundred dollars, if not thousands of dollars, such as a Victorian 1850s parlor lamp table for around $1,700.


While not as popular, marble-topped dining tables are both beautiful and pricey. Depending on size and condition, pieces like this Victorian hexagonal marble dining table, which sold on eBay in 2018, can be found for roughly $1,000. They do, however, frequently sell for many thousand dollars.


Notable Fashions


The Farnese table, which may be found in the Metropolitan Museum, is one of the earliest known Italian marble tables. Giacoma Barozzi da Vignola, an architect, designed this table (1507-1573). It was made of marble, alabaster, and semi-precious stones.


In the 1790s, Thomas Jefferson was said to have brought four marble-topped tables from Paris. While many people associate antique marble tables with the Victorian era, this is clearly not the case. They were also popular in the 1700s.


One of the earliest Victorian styles is the Rococo Revival. It had intricately carved, circular embellishments and lines. Many of the tables in the Rococo Revival style have marble tops. This fashion was popular in the 1840s. PricesForAntiques has an exceptional example of a marble-topped Rococo Revival table.


How to Clean a Marble-Topped Table


Although marble is a tough material, there are a few things that might permanently damage it:


  • Always wipe up spills as soon as possible. Acids from meals and other items can etch the surface permanently.
  • Placing a glass straight on the table's surface can result in permanent rings.
  • Another reason to keep spills cleared up is that marble stains easily.
  • Warm water should be used to clean the table top on a regular basis. Use a gentle cloth to dry it thoroughly.
  • Wash the top twice a year with a gentle dish soap and warm water. Rinse it thoroughly and pat it dry.
  • If you have stains on your antique marble top, you must treat them according to the sort of stain they are. Simply moisten a nice, white cloth with the prescribed material. Allow it to sit for at least an hour or up to two days on the stain. You'll need to maintain the towel damp at all times.
  • A 20 percent hydrogen peroxide solution can be used to remove coffee or tea stains.
  • Simply put cornstarch on the surface to absorb the oil. Allow it to sit for 24 hours, reapplying the cornstarch as needed to absorb any remaining oil. Wash with dish soap and water or a little ammonia to remove the cornstarch. Rinse well and pat dry.


An Item That Will Last for Centuries


Antique marble top tables are a stunning complement to practically any area in the house. They are extremely long-lasting and require little maintenance. Your antique table can be an heirloom that lasts for decades with some easy cleaning.


Published by kevin Taylor

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