Hadn't planned on posting until I had a bit more to share but these tables turned out so well I thought hell, why not....As is obvious, these tables came from very different backgrounds, owners, and possibly were manufactured in different places. Heywood Wakefield had several plants in it's heyday and I haven't found any documentation on stamping/identification for plant location on the individual pieces. As a refresher for those of you that don't normally follow along, here's how the tables originally came to me. One on the left is original champagne and the one on the right is sable.
Granted, most people including H/W lovers would walk by these and think, yes they have great lines but WTF was someone thinking to mistreat them so badly! When I saw these, and they did come from different places, is that these are a couple of orphans that need a little TLC and a new home. As I've been taking care of these orphans as a hobby for the last 9-10 years and lately on a more fulltime basis I was happy to accomodate and bring them back from the landfill and or someones fireplace.
You are welcome to tell me if you think these pieces are worth the time and effort. Here's the "twins" with a little help!
Couple of minor stain issues on the tops but overall hardly show and these look great. Was able to take care of some structural issues that don't show anyway and even up close I can't tell which was which. Chime in if you feel so inclined or you can shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catch up with you soon!