So I ended up purchasing this little beauty on Craigslist for a whopping $100.
It was listed for $100, I didn't even need to use my mad negotiating skills (I thought this was a fair price). The 6 foot long buffet is a Thomasville with a black SLATE top. Yes I said SLATE...that alone is more than $100 (so I think). The hardest part was moving it from the sellers storage area to our house, luckily we have a Toyota 4Runner that could accommodate this large piece.
Of course it needs some work...it might have been fashionable back in the day, but it looks a bit dingy and dated now. My plan (cross my fingers) is to sand it down, re-stain it (espresso finish) and add new hardware (brushed nickel). Jeff is a little leery about me undertaking such a large piece since this will be my first time re-finishing anything, but I know I can do it (with the help of the internet of course). It will be a lengthy process so stay tuned for step-by-step directions and the big reveal.