Rare Victorian - Merklen Parlor Table
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Merklen Parlor Table

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MerklenTable 799771 Merklen Parlor TableSometimes we get presented an opportunity to trade up on our furniture collection and this weekend I had that opportunity. “Trade Up” is the phase when “Add” is no longer a possibility due to space. While perusing one of my favorite antique haunts I ran into this great Merklen table with the hollowed out triple-spiral legs – probably my favorite Merklen design element.

MerklenSpiral 793950 Merklen Parlor TableAnother interesting attribute of this particular table is the double finials on the stretcher.

The table that it is replacing is one that I attribute to Merklen due to the stylistic elements and the brass/wood ball and claw feet. I had always intended to fix it up but you know how that goes… off to Ebay it will go….

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  • Gail Bembenek - January 24, 2010

    Hi,

    I only discovered your site tonight!! How excited I was to see the photo of the Merklen Parlor Table above, since I have an identical piece. Can you tell me what year(s) these pieces were made?

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