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The Morning Call: Six-decade-old mystery of Bethlehem antique dining table solved

July 31st, 2016 |

BETHLEHEM — A photograph of an elegantly set oak table hangs on the wall of the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts in Bethlehem.

With ball-and-claw feet and rope edging, the 18-foot table had been a statement piece belonging to Annie S. Kemerer, a collector who bequeathed her antique furnishings to start the museum. After she died in 1951, the museum was formed but the whereabouts of the table were lost to history — until now.

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