Cherry wood has a unique quality in that it darkens after exposure to sunlight to a dark brown from the original honey color. You can have a table, for example, with vastly different colors depending on it's exposure to light.
I have a Seagull guitar that uses cherry wood and it looks like maple grain-wise. I think based on the various colors from honey to dark brown in what looks to be wood of the same age, I think it is likely cherry wood like you suspect.
My opinion is that the underside of that table does indeed appear to be cherry from color, grain and from the appearance of some visible sapwood. It would be good to see the top of the piece, too, however...
Dude.... years ago I had the end tables AND coffee table that matched your table exactly! Dang it.... I gave the stuff away years ago when we moved. Had I known it was cherry wood, no way I would've gotten rid of em
You guys should check out some of these Antique Malls - especially in Northern North Carolina and points North up well into PA. They often have cherry dining room tables that are all but being given away. And some are Butternut and some Maple and some Walnut and some Mahogany and Birch and a lot of Cherry.
The older ones have wider and thicker pieces. However, once I get my hands on the tables, I just find some nondestructive use for them. Remember, solid cherry tends to be quite heavy.