Globe Wernicke Company Elastic Filing Cabinet System

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 10,2006
  • Channel: Online Auction

You are bidding on a Globe company "elastic" filing cabinet.

The Globe company became Globe-Wernicke in 1899 (so this piece then likely predates that) and was the maker known by all antique furniture aficionados for producing the highly desirable flip-front lawyer cabinet bookcase and secretary sectional units. This item is of identical heritage and construction.

Various size pieces were offered as one unit for purchase - hence the "Elastic" name - and t could be any number of combinations made. This exceptional and rarely seen grouping measures 41 ½ inches wide by 58 inches high and comprises five pieces: Twelve drawer base unit measuring 23 3/8 inches high and 25 inches deep, with drawers measuring 2 7/16 high by 19 ¼ wide. Three file drawer unit measuring 13 1/8 inches high by 25 inches deep, with drawers measuring 12 ¾ inches high by 11 ¾ wide. Six drawer unit measuring 13 1/8 inches high by 17 inches deep, with drawers measuring 3 ¾ inches high by 19 ¼ inches wide. Drawers in this section have a narrow wooden divider, removable, that runs front to back making for two storage areas in each drawer. Six drawer index card file unit measuring 5 1/8 inches high by 17 inches deep, with drawer fronts of 5 ¾ wide by 3 ¾ high. A rolled front cap section measuring 3 ¼ inches high by 17 inches deep. The Globe name is painted on the front in gold with black outlining. Some of the black has been lost to time however it is still very legible. This unit has NOT been refinished and does not need to be, is in original condition, the very beautiful oak veneers have not been "messed with" in any way! All original hardware is intact and in good condition in the file drawer units, and all brass drawer hardware on the outside is original and in good condition. The pieces all fit together perfectly. The drawers are all tight and fit well, no "drawer droop" at all. The finish is in good condition with some minor wear of course. The only noticeable finish flaw evident is on the large file cabinet section, it has one scratch on the horizontal top surface that could be simply rubbed out or made invisible with a finishing pen.

Again, this piece is all original, with the original finish intact, and in excellent condition for an item of over 100 years of age. It would be an excellent complement to any Globe-Wernicke item in your home or office, or a fascinating piece to simply have stand on its own. These sections could be combined with similar size glass front bookcase sections to make for a tall and one-of-a-kind piece of furniture. An excellent alternative use would be to employ it in lieu of a multi-drawer tonsu chest.

Local pickup by purchaser is my favored option for you to receive this piece, or I will deliver within a 50 mile radius of the Kansas City area for a reasonable fee. It is far too large to and would be too expensive to even consider packing it up to ship, don't even ask. If you've got a friend that lives nearby and will pick it up fo you, do not bid until discussing it with me first.

For payment I prefer Paypal, I'll also accept Money Orders or Cashiers Checks from a financial institution, Personal Checks with a ten business day hold, and cash, if you must.

Once your win has been paid for and payment processed your item will be available for you to receive.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for looking and bidding!!!

In response to a question from a bidder, yes, all of the large file drawer hardware is present and opearable, forgive me for not having mentioned that. Knowing that information is important and just wanted to make sure ya knew!

Also, yes to all who've asked, after you've paid for it I will hold on until you can get /arrange to have it picked up, it is inside the house, not sitting in my garage or someplace unheated and subject to the harsness of the wintertime temperature variations. It is safe and warm. Also should mention my house is pet/smoke free if that makes a di...

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