Identity Crisis

I found this little gem at the flea market a few weeks back and in trying to research it, came up with very little.  I was quite’s not exactly high end, so I figured it was mass produced…but haven’t found a peep online or in my books.  Manufacturer Jonken in Maspeth, New York.    US Patent # 2852221.  The leg was supposedly patented in September 1958 by someone named Steiner.    The class is 248/188.  That’s about all I could find.

The underside of the top is MDF and the glossy top is plastic or resin with a faux Mother of Pearl look.  Oh well.  It may remain a mystery, but my $15 bargain is very happy in its new home.