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herroper
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From:Manistee , Mi.
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posted April 17, 2003 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for herroper   Click Here to Email herroper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My mother has a small table made by Lentz Table Co. It's believed too have been purchased by her grand-parent's . Can anyone tell us anything about the furniture manufacturer. Thank You !

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ohio75
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posted June 15, 2003 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ohio75   Click Here to Email ohio75     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HI! - I also have a table from the Lentz Table Company. From what I've found on the Internet, they manufactured tables in Nashville, MI between 1907 and 1953. I'd be interested to know if the Putnam Public Library in Nashville, MI has any information (old catalogues, records, etc.) available. My table came from my great-grandmother in Cleveland, OH. I don't know where she got the table though...the attached paper on the underside of the table says the table was made for George C. Lang of Cleveland, OH - no date was given. As far as I know, Mr. Lang was not related to my family.

I'm most interested in finding a date for when my table was made. If you come across anything that could help me date an oak(?) drop leaf table please let me know. Thanks.

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bheer
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From:Ferrysburg, MI USA
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posted July 24, 2003 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bheer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also have a Lentz table that we would love to know more about. It's a gateleg dropleaf mahogany with ball and claw feet. It's been in the family since my Grandmother aquired it in Seattle, and we aren't sure how she got it. It's tagged underneath to have been shipped to a P.E. Barnes in Oakland, CA. This table has been across country four times I know of, and to Europe. Now it's back in Michigan. It's a lovely, elegant piece, I just restored the finish recently. I also have matching chairs that were with it, but we know nothing about them, either. Any more clues, anyone?

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J D Smith
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From:Traverse City, MI, USA
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posted August 14, 2003 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J D Smith   Click Here to Email J D Smith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting to hear about your Lentz tables. I have a large dining room table and buffet from Lentz Tables. They belonged to my grandfather -- he died in 1962 at the age of 81, so I expect the set is quite old. My wife and I still use both pieces, they are very solidly constructed; the buffet or sideboard still has its original beveled mirror and leaded glass door and the table, which is 48" square, has five leaves. Also have six matching chairs.

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BettyJane
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From:Fresno, CA
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posted April 07, 2004 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BettyJane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by herroper:
My mother has a small table made by Lentz Table Co. It's believed too have been purchased by her grand-parent's . Can anyone tell us anything about the furniture manufacturer. Thank You !

Did you ever get an answer to your question about your Lentz Table? I have one that belonged to my husband's grandparents and I am in the process of re-upholstering the seven chairs that have rotted over time.
Thanks for any info you can provide!

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BettyJane
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From:Fresno, CA
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posted April 07, 2004 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BettyJane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you ever get an answer to your question about your Lentz Table? I have one that belonged to my husband's grandparents and I am in the process of re-upholstering the seven chairs that have rotted over time.
Thanks for any info you can provide!


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Originally posted by ohio75:
HI! - I also have a table from the Lentz Table Company. From what I've found on the Internet, they manufactured tables in Nashville, MI between 1907 and 1953. I'd be interested to know if the Putnam Public Library in Nashville, MI has any information (old catalogues, records, etc.) available. My table came from my great-grandmother in Cleveland, OH. I don't know where she got the table though...the attached paper on the underside of the table says the table was made for George C. Lang of Cleveland, OH - no date was given. As far as I know, Mr. Lang was not related to my family.

I'm most interested in finding a date for when my table was made. If you come across anything that could help me date an oak(?) drop leaf table please let me know. Thanks.


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mje_mary
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From:Urbandale, IA,USA
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posted October 25, 2004 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mje_mary   Click Here to Email mje_mary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by herroper:
My mother has a small table made by Lentz Table Co. It's believed too have been purchased by her grand-parent's . Can anyone tell us anything about the furniture manufacturer. Thank You !

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mje_mary
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From:Urbandale, IA,USA
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posted October 25, 2004 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mje_mary   Click Here to Email mje_mary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am a decendent of the Lentz's. My grandfather, Carl Lentz and my Great Uncle, Frank Lentz were the last generation to make this furniture in Nashville, Michigan. I have a cousin and cousin-in-law that are living in Nashville in my grandfathers house. My great great grandfather fought in the Civil War for N.Y. He was a carpenter. He started out making coffins. The coffin making eventually became fine furniture. Mary

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Originally posted by herroper:
My mother has a small table made by Lentz Table Co. It's believed too have been purchased by her grand-parent's . Can anyone tell us anything about the furniture manufacturer. Thank You !

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pebbles-the-cat
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From:Paso Robles, CA
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posted September 02, 2006 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pebbles-the-cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mary,

I hope you are still out there... this post was a little old. I also have a Lentz table from my sister & brother-in-law. It is really well made. It is a dining table that will expand from 4 ft to 10 ft. It stores the extra leaves inside the table. I really love this table except that it is oak, and we don't have anything else that it will go with. Also, my sister & brother-in-law had castors on the legs... we took them off (they ruined the look of the table) but now the table is REALLY short. Perfect for me, but not for some other family members that are very tall. As a result, it looks like we will have to sell it. I'm wondering where I might learn of a fair price to ask for it? Any ideas? As an aside, I'm curious about when Lentz Table Co. began mfg. furniture. Some of my research suggests early 1900s, but what is left of the original label under the table shows the design was patented in 1898. ? Any directions you or anyone can point me in would be greatly appreciated. I'm in California. Many thanks. Brianne

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Originally posted by mje_mary:
I am a decendent of the Lentz's. My grandfather, Carl Lentz and my Great Uncle, Frank Lentz were the last generation to make this furniture in Nashville, Michigan. I have a cousin and cousin-in-law that are living in Nashville in my grandfathers house. My great great grandfather fought in the Civil War for N.Y. He was a carpenter. He started out making coffins. The coffin making eventually became fine furniture. Mary


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sdixon
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From:Livonia, Michigan
Registered: Jun 2003

posted May 13, 2008 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sdixon   Click Here to Email sdixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello Mary. We appear to be distantly related. My grandmother, Lulu (Kuhlman) Greene was a first cousin to Will Kuhlman who married Fern Lentz. I believe my father, Lee Greene, even stayed with Will and Fern for a time when they lived in Detroit for a few years and my father was attending college there. I am working on my family tree and would be very interested in exchanging information with you. Please contact me at sdixon@schoolcraft.edu. Kindest Regards, Shirley (Greene) Dixon.

P.S. The Putnam Library in Nashville did have many wonderful Kuhlman/Lentz family treasures in its historical collection donated by someone in the Kuhlman family. I am so grateful to have discovered those wonderful items including many family photos. I did not research the Lentz company, however, and do not know what records the library might have on the company.

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