It is simple, elegant, and classic all rolled into one. It is a perfect estate piece to gift or wonderful to start or add to your collection. Beautiful quarter sawn oak (1/4 or tiger oak) store cabinet. This is a particularly unusual item. The number of stores in the country was much fewer in comparison to the number of homes or even churches.It has display area with bowed glass and adjustable shelves, a slide out flat surface, and drawers for storage. The sides are serpentine sides which was rare and expensive. The quality of the workmanship as well as the unique design indicates that it was probably for a higher end shop. Perhaps it was less of a country item but more of a specialized city clothing store. The joinery of the drawers are a series of dowels.
Our experience over decades has shown that this is more durable than even the more common dovetails. However, doing this type of joinery during production was very labor intensive. So, you only tend to find it done this way for a short time during the 1880's. Therefore, it is relatively easy to date this item. It is an extremely versatile piece of furniture which is extremely beautiful and very well made.
This is an original piece not a later reproduction. It has been previously restored including regluing and refinishing. It was refinished inside and out. If there was any other damage, it was professionally repaired. The wear is normal and appropriate to an item of this age.
There are reflections in the photographs. Dont miss out on this really wonderful item! Height is about 63 5/8 inch. Width is about 37 3/4 inch.
Depth is about 16 inch. The sooner you pay, the sooner you get your item.
Otherwise, we reserve the right to re-list the item for sale. California residents please add 9.5%.
It is located in the Los Angeles Area. Specifically in Bellflower near the 91 and 605 freeways.
Item must be picked up within 60 days. We will meet the shipper of your choosing. We try to describe all our items very accurately.We will be happy to reply as quickly as we can. The item "American Oak Mercantile Store Display Cabinet Bowed Glass CA 1880's Refinished" is in sale since Saturday, January 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Mercantile, Trades & Factories\Display Cases". The seller is "kitskatch" and is located in Bellflower, California. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.