7488 End Table Mid Century Modern Tri Tiered Step Coffee Table. Contact me with any questions. The construction techniques and materials used by Mersman during the'20s,'30s and'40s were typical of the period, especially in its "popular" (low end) and medium-grade tables. The solid stock used for legs was primarily gum-the most frequently used wood in furniture production in America in 1928.
Gum was readily available, reasonably priced and easily disguised as almost any other wood. Ordinarily subject to extreme warping and twisting during curing, gum had gained prominence only after new kiln-drying techniques were developed early in the century. The inlaid or veneered border and tops were all made of lumber core plywood-the furniture construction standard of the day. It consisted of five layers of wood, cross-banded to prevent warping.
The most common woods for veneers and trim used by Mersman in the'20s and'30s were, in the company's words, brown mahogany, plain burl, rotary cut and butt jointed walnut, rosewood, blistered maple, birds-eye maple, zebra veneers, ebony, redwood burls, satinwood and Russian oak. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Tables".The seller is "lasttree" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.