It has been an interesting week. Had some computer issues, but I think I am up and running once again.
Yesterday my boss was kind enough to let us work a little over a 1/2 day. Came home went to lunch my hubby. Came back and I thought I would play with my project. So I started to work on my cart. I grabbed the handle and 1 big wheel and started to sand. So I sat on my nice comfy chair on the deck, Scooter settled in by the corner to play watch dog and let the wind blow through his hair. When I flipped the handle over, noticed wording. It was pretty faded but it looked to say – Patented 5-28-1918. So I Stopped what I was doing and went to the computer. Could this thing be worth anything? In all honesty it is in very sad shape plus I already messed with the top. In my small research that I did it is made by Paalman Furniture Company which is or was in Grand Rapids MI. It is a Tea trolley cart. This cart also had a tray that was glass and wood. Which A I did not know about and B it was not on the cart when I found it. If this was in 1/2 way good condition this could be worth $100 to $1200. But could go for a realistic price of $300 to $600. Who would have thought I found a piece of furniture that is almost 100 years old. Not sure what I am going to do with it at the moment, I don’t think it is worth anything but I will do some more research. I did find a couple of pictures on the web to show what it looked it in good condition – with the glass n wood tray as well. Pretty nice to what I found. We shall see what happens now.