Object Lesson | Ferguson Brothers Coffee Table

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!

Porch Nook's Object Lesson | Ferguson Brothers Coffee Table

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.

Porch Nook's Object Lesson | Ferguson Brothers Coffee Table

Porch Nook's Object Lesson | Ferguson Brothers Coffee Table

This particular piece encapsulates a few of my favorite signature Ferguson-features; gold trimmed stitched leather top, mahogany frame and casters.

Porch Nook's Object Lesson | Ferguson Brothers Coffee Table

Porch Nook's Object Lesson | Ferguson Brothers Coffee Table

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.

Porch Nook's Object Lesson | Ferguson Brothers Coffee Table

I restored the leather top creating a darker perimeter allowing a lustrous sunburst center.

Porch Nook's Object Lesson | Ferguson Brothers Coffee Table

Then I applied Porch Nook "Charcoal" to the frame and distressed its edges allowing the original finish to show through, and lubricated the casters. 

Manufactured in Hoboken, New Jersey during the late 1920s, Dimensions: 36"W x 20"D x 17-1/2"T.

Porch Nook's Object Lesson | Ferguson Brothers Coffee Table

Disclaimers:

*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. 

**The term "ANTIQUE" should be reserved only for items greater than 100 years old. Outside of the practice of buying and selling items, however, use of the word "ANTIQUE" can be understood to attach no specific age to an item. However, some hold to an 80 year marker. The 80 year marker considers the heritage of the item in that it reflects the span of two generations, with one generation traditionally considered to be the length of 40 years.  Click here to learn more about the differences between "ANTIQUE" and "VINTAGE".

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