Art Nouveau Curio Cabinet
I hope these pics are good enough for you to figure out some info on this cabinet . The only writing on it at all is the # 420 written in chalk on the back .
I was with my mother when she purchased it at a small antique shop in SLC Utah during the late 1980’s , I think she paid about $300 for it then . It is in very good condition without any damage or chips that I can see. It does have a quite old light fixture bar installed at the top but it looks like it was added rather than being original.
I think it is so beautiful with the curved glass doors that open on each side . The silver detail seems to be more of some type of thick paint rather than truly etched in to the glass but I’m not sure. I’m not planning on selling it I just find antiques so interesting and wonder what it’s story is. I appreciate any info you can help with and let me know if I should try to get some better pics .
Thank you , Staci
AW says: This is certainly one of the nicer double bow-front curio cabinets that I’ve seen! It’s definitely in the Art Nouveau style and circa 1910s. It’s made of Oak. The decoration is silver paint and the item appears to be in excellent condition.
Pieces like this were in high demand in the 1980s and I’m very surprised at the price of $300 that you think she paid for it. Are you sure of that? It seems very low.
The chalk mark on the back of #420 is probably a buyer’s # from an an auction house.
Retail value: $2,500
Wholesale value: $900
The reason for the unusually large gap between these two prices is that large furniture tends to sell slowly at this time.
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