Porch Nook's "Object Lessons" is a series of short articles sharing my vintage and antique finds over the years, containing just enough information to make you dangerous at the local flea market. Happy hunting!
Value as of 2/22/2020, $250-450*. When combing the flea markets I always have an eye out for a Ferguson. Ferguson Brothers (founded 1903) made a name for themselves manufacturing handsome and affordable furniture during the Great Depression.
This particular piece encapsulates a few of my favorite signature Ferguson-features; gold trimmed stitched leather top, mahogany frame and casters.
It was pretty banged up, but I knew by emphasizing and repairing the details that made this piece unique would bring this antique** to the next level.
I restored the leather top creating a darker perimeter allowing a lustrous sunburst center.
Manufactured in Hoboken, New Jersey during the late 1920s, Dimensions: 36"W x 20"D x 17-1/2"T.
*For the sake of transparency, Porch Nook in not an antiquities dealer, nor do we specialize in antiques. However, for many years we've gained experience acquiring and selling old stuff, and hung around a lot of people who also like to acquire and sell old stuff. We gotta tell'ya, they're our kind of people...smart, creative, not shy and will tell you what's what.