Enlarge Text
A A A

Q: I bought this tilt-top tea table recently at an estate slae. The sellers had no idea about the history of the table. There are some markings on the bottom of the tilt platform which may help identify the piece. They include an eagle in an oval surrounded by the words "The Company of Mastercraftsmen" and the numbers S1254E and 21338. We'd love to know more about this piece.

A: The Company of Master Craftsmen was founded by William Sloane Coffin in 1925. It was a subsidiary of the California Furniture Co., which was owned by the W. & J. Sloane Co. The company was controlled by members of the Sloane family until 1955. In 1984 it became part of RB Furniture, which went bankrupt in 1985. A tilt-top table with a scalloped top is often called a wine-tasting table. If the raised rim and top of your table were made of one piece of wood, the table would date from the 18th century. Newer tables like yours have an applied rim.

The Company of Mastercraftsmen Tea Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments  

#1 Dinning Setkeelko33 2018-11-23 08:05
I have a dining set "The Company of Permo Weld" Master Craftsmen, Blue label Genuine Mahogany Number 288. There is a china cabinet, table with leaf, 6 chairs 1 large side board and 1 smaller side board. Do you know what is is worth? Or where I could find out. I want to sell this set. Thank you

Login to leave a comment.


Join The Discussion

Kovels.com is pleased to share your comments. Your postings may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in our print publications. We encourage a variety of opinions, but ask that you refrain from profanity and hate speech. To post comments, you must be a registered user of Kovels.com. Please remember that your username will appear with any comments you post.

Get The Latest Collecting News Every Week for FREE!

Enter your email below to receive Kovels Komments for the latest antiques & collectibles news, answers to readers questions, marks and tips. In your inbox every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium