A Vintage Games Table Restored – Could it be Federal?

FOR SALE: $300

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We produce and sell our brand of chalk-style paint called Missouri Limestone Paint Company. We paint furniture, among other things, like jewelry boxes and shoes and small decor, but sometimes we don’t paint.

Our latest project we lovingly brought back its original glory. It came to us in very good condition structurally and physically everywhere except on the top and the flip top. Someone, sometime, somewhere spilled something on it and it took off the finish in several areas. There was also a water spot.

We wanted to preserve this piece, so we went to our go to product – Howard Restor-A-Finish. We do not sell this product but love it for restoration projects like this. We do sell their Chalk-tique line of wax for our painted pieces as we love the type of waxes in this product which includes carnuba wax which produces a hard finish, the ease of applying and buffing it. Although packaged as a wax for chalk-style painted furniture, the Chalk-tique dark wax worked as a beautiful finish on this piece.

We have done some research and have found similar pieces online ranging from $300 – $10,000. Wouldn’t the high end be nice? Lol. But seriously, we would love to identify it so we can find a value and offer it to a collector who would appreciate the beauty, quality, age, character, and practical use of this beautiful piece of furniture. We am not sure, but believe the detail is inlaid, not painted. And yes, it has a few flaws, but the character flaws are just a part of its history.

Update: I have narrowed this piece down, due to the fact the screws have been identified as machine made in the 20th century, as a high quality 20th century reproduction, possibly the Federal style, but still a valuable piece.

As pictures say a thousand words, we will let pictures tell this story. View the photos below and then click on the blog link below them to see a blog post by Kevin Lee Jacobs “Antique Game Tables and Why I Love Them!”

Comparing before and after:

Kevin Lee Jacob’s Blog Post “Antique Game Tables and Why I Love Them”

Exciting News! We are now the proud owners of Missouri Limestone Paint Company!!

We are Sharon and Danny Sumner. facebookcoverpost_03_18_19 We own a company called SharSum TEK, LLC, dba SharSum Paint (established 2015) and as of March, 2019, we purchased Mussouri Limestone Paint Company from founders Scottie Snider and Randy Woods.  We will continue dba Missouri Limestone Paint Company which produces a chalk-style paint as well.

The name SharSum (Share Some) is a play on words using Sharon Sumner’s name. Sharon is an educator, retired from the public school system and still teaching online classes for an area university. Throughout her career she loved “sharing some” Technology, Education, and Knowledge …..and has now carried that over into the field of chalk-style painting. She still loves learning, researching and sharing what she has learned about painting furniture and the techniques involved then sharing some of that knowledge through this Facebook page, painting groups, the blog on SharSum Paint’s website https;//sharsumpaint.com, and teaching classes, sharing her knowledge, on chalk-style painting. Sharon’s husband, Danny, is fully involved as well with several areas of the business including preparation, sanding, painting, finishing, teaching classes, accounting, creating, and most of all……heavy lifting!

SharSum Paint does not have a store front. We do, however, sell Missouri Limestone Paint Company chalk-style paint along with Howard’s Chalk-tique light and dark waxes and Varathane water-based polyurethane in four area Missouri stores for the chalk-style enthusiasts’ convenience. It is also available in an Antique Mall in Arkansas.  We are proud to announce our paint will soon be available online as well.

Why did we decide to use and sell Limestone Paint Company chalk-style paint when there are other chalk-style paints to consider?

1. It is a Missouri based company.

2. Pricing – reasonable prices for quality paint

3. A wide variety of color choices

4. A quality chalk-style paint is available locally – and now, since purchasing the company, we will be offering a shipping option so everyone can experience this quality paint.

Missouri Limestone Paint Company chalk-style paint is available in the following locations at this time:

*Gift Emporium & CAFE’  – 228 South Highway 185 – Sullivan, MO  63080
*Half-Crocked Antiques – 75 Highway C – Bourbon, MO 65441
*Spirals Art Gallery & Studio– 100 Madison – Cuba MO  65453
*Midwest Trading Post – 411 Market Street, Hermann, MO 65041
*Down Home Creations – Nat’s-Niques Booth -108 E. Stephenson Ave., Harrison Arkansas 72601
Visit our website for more details on locations and pricing: https://sharsumpaint.com/locations-for-purchasing-paint/
Visit our website to view our Color Choices: https://sharsumpaint.com/paint-color-chart/
Feel free to contact SharSum Paint: sharsumpaint@gmail.com, message us on Facebook, or text us at (six three six-388-3690) for more information on locations for purchasing paint, details on classes, custom painting, or just any questions you may have. We would happily “SharSum” information with you.
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Contact us today for a free quote if you’d like us to paint one of your pieces or a piece we may have in inventory. Thanks!