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"From the pictures, your piece is an Oak Pedestal table, c. 1900 - 1920. Stratford, Ontario was the home to Canada's largest furniture industry from 1900-1950. The main reason Stratford became so industrious was that it was a hub city for the Canadian National Railway so that products could be easily transported in and out. George McLagan's furniture company, the manufacturer of this oak table, was the largest furniture company in Stratford from about 1900 - 1930. The table has a round top with a figured oak veneer apron. The "pedestal" of the table is rectangular shaped with added curved corner pieces having a scroll carved decoration in each piece. These corner pieces were added for extra strength to hold the heavy oak circular top. Many times this style pedestal had one panel that opened for storage space. I don't see any indication of a door in this piece. I do see there is a crack on one of the pedestal panels.The table sits on four, five toe/claw feet. There are three very prominent clawed toes with two smaller ones. If you were going to attempt to resell the table the fair market value is 200-250 dollars in fair condition. To clean this piece mix equal parts vinegar (white or cider), boiled linseed oil - must be boiled linseed not just linseed oil, you can buy it manufactured this way(boiled) at most hardware, Home Depot or Lowe's, the last ingredient is turpentine. So the mixture is 1/3 vinegar, 1/3 boiled linseed oil, and 1/3 turpentine; mix and store in covered glass jar. Apply with a paper towel or #0000 steel wool, depending on how dirty the piece is. If you apply with paper towel be careful to let towels dry in safe place before throwing away, this mixture is combustible. Allow the piece to dry about 5-7 days before placing anything on it. Once it is dry rub on either brown or tan shoe polish to protect and polish."

"Theodore Haviland Coromandel pattern dishes began production in 1921, in excellent condition would value as follows:butter dish 45-55 dollars, cup and saucer 49-53 dollars, dinner plate 35-40 dollars, dessert bowl 12-14 dollar, salad plate 17-20 dollars, soup bowl 25-30 dollars, covered vegetable dish 170-180 dollars, cereal bowl 7-9 dollars, small serving platter 60-65 dollars, large serving platter 120-130 dollars. 
These values are for single items in excellent condition. If there are any chips, cracks or age marks this damage would devalue the piece.
If you are looking to resell the set a whole sale value for he entire set would be between 40-60% of the prices given. 
If at all possible I would recommend selling individual pieces. You would be marketing the dishes to replacement buyers or people looking to buy additional pieces to a set as opposed to someone buying to resell."

 

"Your piece is what is known as a Silent Butler produced by Warren Silver Plate Company New York. The silent butler would be used at the dinner table to clean up crumbs. Sometimes used in conjunction with a small broom that would have come with the silent butler your piece simply utilized the other side of the piece which was cut off and used as the crumb pusher while the other half was the pan. Your late Victorian style silent butler produced of silver plate would value between 35-55 dollars based on the current condition. After polishing, inspect for any dents or major scratches as this would devalue the piece. If there is any brass showing through the silver plate, this would also detract from the value.