Early 1900s Polar King Porcelain Lined Oak Ice Box
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Sold Date: 02/08/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Furniture & Furnishings
This is an Early 1900s Oak Ice Box that was made by Polar King of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This Ice Box was made expressly for N. Snellenburg & Co. of Philladelphia, Pennsylvania An Ice Box to store food was found in most homes prior to the invention of the electric refridgerator. What makes this Ice Box so special is that the food compartment was porcelain lined rather than metal. The Oak Ice Box has three door compartments. The compartment that held and stored the ice is lined in aluminum. The old Ice Box is in like new condition and possibly never used to store food. The Ice Box is extremely clean and is pristine condition. The Old Ice Box has beautiful Tiger Oak stripes and this wood was considered prized. The fact that the wood has such beautiful grain lines shows that the ice box was made for a special company that most likely was not of the average. The Old Ice Box has a beautiful aged patina. The complete hardware hinges, claps, and latches, and screws used to attatach the hardware are all original to the ice box and are made of brushed nickel. The hardware has been cleaned and brought back to its original luster. The Old Ice Box is completely original and has not been altered in any way. The Oak Ice Box is immaculate and does not even has a scratch on it. It has been cleaned and oiled. There is no damage to this beautiful Old Tiger Oak Ice Box and it is pristine and immaculate. The Old Polar King has its original sticker and company plate. (see photo) The Old Polar King still has its original roller casters. The Polar King measures 42 inches high and 32 inches wide and 17 inches deep. This is a rare find to get one in such clean and pristine condition!The Ice Box can be picked up locally or will arrange shipping at buyers cost ($295 anywhere in continental US).
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