1890 Buffet-Crampon & Cie Clarinet

1890 Buffet-Crampon & Cie Clarinet

1890 Buffet-Crampon & Cie Clarinet

This is an 1890 Buffet-Crampon & Cie Clarinet in the Albert system keywork style. It was imported by W.H. Cundy of Boston Mass.

It is all original except for the middle tenon ring and newer pads and corks. It has the original rosewood mouthpiece/lig/cap. The  serial number is 700D.

The company is still in business today as Buffet-Crampon. They are internationally famous for woodwind & brass instruments. Many of their fine instruments were feature in World’s Fair Expositions.

Retail Value: $895

Wholesale $450

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Nichols & Stone Rockport Arm Chair

Nichols & Stone Rockport Arm Chair

Nichols & Stone Rockport Arm Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following info applies to this Nichols & Stone Rockport armchair as well as other pieces by N&S.

A Nichols & Stone shop mark was burned into most pieces to verify authenticity. However, when we see a chair without a burned in shop mark it may have happened because of oversight or broken branding irons.

Nevertheless, when there is no brand there is often a paper label. The one that appears on your chair was used extensively in the 1930″s. Though our research was unable to produce an exact match we are confident that this chair would be in the date range of 1930-1940.

Catalogs were very expensive to publish during the The Great Depression and were not published every year. In addition, there were many variations made of the Windsor design included chairs produced to special order. It is not unusual that a chair manufactured during this time not appear in a catalog.

This chair has very nice wear and is in excellent condition.

Retail value: $275

Wholesale value: $95

The reason for the extra large gap in wholesale & retail pricing is due to a single chair being more difficult to sell than a set.

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Antique Oak Bookcase & Desk Combination

Antique Oak Bookcase & Desk Combination
These were often sold in Sears Catalogs at the turn of the 20th century.a

Antique Oak Bookcase & Desk Combination

This is an excellent example of a solid oak bookcase, desk combination, also known  as a side by side. The molding is applied carving thereby allowing for a quicker production process than hand carving.

The shelves in the bookcase are adjustable.

This piece of furniture was made between the late 1800s and the early 1900s. The 1902 Sears, Roebuck catalog has them listed for the sale price of $11.50! However, this is at a time when $11.50 would have been about a week’s wages for a lot of folks.

Retail value: $350

Wholesale $150