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Chippendale Display Cabinet

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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 08:36 AM
If it's original, it'll not only keep it's price, but go up in the future. Good antique furniture never really goes out of style and if you can get it at a reasonable price, go for it.
Like to get a look at your fossil collection, too.

posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 08:37 AM
a reply to: nonspecific

I'l have a look, thanks very much!!

posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 08:38 AM

originally posted by: IndependentAgent

originally posted by: lonesomerimbaud
a reply to: IndependentAgent

Really such old pieces are beyond just being furniture. It is art from a master.

That is true. And the real sad part is that the children of the person selling it, is not interested in having it at all.

They might be kicking themselves in the butt in the future. They'll say, "Why the hell didn't I take that????" LOL

posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 08:39 AM
a reply to: Night Star

I will place so pics up as soon as I have a bit more free time on my hands.

posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 08:44 AM
a reply to: IndependentAgent

Wonderful! I'm looking forward to seeing them!

posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 10:29 AM
The cabinet shouldn't be worth more than the fossils in it. Fossils are rocks, if someone bangs one against that curved glass it could get you upset when it breaks. I am just trying to keep stress down in your home.

I say this because I know from experience that having valuable old fragile stuff in my home is not a good idea. I get bitched at enough for breaking old plates. Every time my wife bitches at me for something, shortly after she breaks something much more valuable. I just laugh when she breaks one, it is only a dish.

Do you like to be a prisoner to material things, making your life stressful when it does not need to be? A cheap knockoff is good enough. We have some pretty old stuff and we use them every day. We even use real plated silverware for our regular silverware. What good is having a bunch of silverware stuck in a box and then having to buy junk for everyday use? Don't make your belongings make you into something you do not want to be. Don't let them make you crabby.

posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 10:33 AM
I remember when I was a child my grandma dropped and smashed a 200 year old rare plate.

My dad freaked and screamed that was over 200 years old!!!

Thank goodness for that said my grandma, I'm glad it wasn't new!

a reply to: rickymouse

posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:09 AM
a reply to: IndependentAgent

That appears to be a turn of the century "bent glass"
(curved glass) china cabinet. So it is an antique.
Probably 100 to 120 years old tops. Probably made
of quarter saw Oak. This one has nice claw feet.

The recessed front curved design is quite unusual.
Most of this style have a convex front with only one
front door. The thickness of the glass shelving has
me thinking it may even be a reproduction or a later
make up, maybe the glass shelving was replaced.

Prices vary on pieces in excellent condition from
500 to 1000 on average for the single front door versions.
Happy Holidays!

edit on 17-12-2014 by Wildmanimal because: typo

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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:13 AM
That would not fit in with the owners claim that it has been in the family for 6 generations.

I was also a little skeptical regarding the age but do not have enough understanding to comment.

Would that time period be in keeping with the Chippendale revival period?

a reply to: Wildmanimal

posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:15 AM
a reply to: IndependentAgent

Good thread, and bumped.. but I lost the title too.
I thought after a quick skim you were referring to a maiden
aunt's giant walk-in closet full of wax male models.
I don't roll that way, but somehow feel cheated...
except that the cabinet's gorgeous, and I'd do it if
it was within my means for discretionary spending.

On the other hand when my ex was running light that
week, the girls would chip-pendale in for her cover at the
local Sugar Shack.
edit on 17-12-2014 by derfreebie because: I can't help it, Gump and Brined

posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:30 AM
a reply to: nonspecific

If it was 6 generations, it would be a completely different
style without the curved glass.
I would think the seller meant 6 decades rather than 6 generations.
These were made by the boatloads in Chicago.
Commonly produced in the U.S. up to the 1940's.
Most of the early ones began in the 1880's , and were very
popular around 1912.

I would wager it is a Chippendale style reproduction.
Still if it is over 100 years old it is considered an antique.
Only Close inspection will tell. Pay attention for any makers marks,
types of hardware used, joinery, wood finish, etc.
To me it appears to be a more modern wood finish.
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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:47 AM
a reply to: Wildmanimal

I do know that the outer glass is original, and also that it is made with Imbuia Wood.
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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:47 AM
Regardless of it's origin, furniture is a good investment. Even if the piece itself isn't as valuable as it was thought to be, many would still purchase it for the vintage appeal, the condition, etc.

posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 08:55 AM
a reply to: Night Star

Here is just a few of them, sorry about the poor quality.

4 inch Diplomystus Fish Fossil

5 inch Split Ammonite

2.6 inch Fern Fossil

1.2 inch Trilobite

1.2 inch Spinosaurus Tooth

3 inch Fossil Sand Dollar Pygurus

12 inch Fossil Thescelosaurus Bone

3.71 inch Megalodon Tooth

posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 08:59 AM
That trillobite is amazing!

Did you find them or buy them and if you bought them are they very expensive?

posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 09:46 AM
a reply to: nonspecific

I bought them, but will love to go fossil hunting!! On the issue if expense, for me it was very expensive taking into account the currency exchange rate, and the added cross-country shipping.

posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 05:32 AM
a reply to: nonspecific

But if you live in the US, then I think it wouldn't be that expensive.

posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 07:58 PM
Oh, cool fossils!!

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