Vintage Carved Oriental Martini Liquor Cabinet Bar
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Sold Date: 12/20/2007
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
Vintage Carved Oriental Martini Liquor Cabinet BarEIGHT ORNATELY Carved Doors and Panels!! This listing is for a highly ornate and extremely versatile oriental cabinet. It has inserts and pop up shelves and hidden compartments that make it one of the most well-fitted liquor cabinets that I have ever seen......and for those preferring to store other items in the cabinet, the inserts are removable, thus making it just an outstanding carved cabinet!!I purchased the cabinet in an English container sale.I cannot specifically pin point its age, but I will conservatively guess appx. 50 years old.T are a total of EIGHT (8) heavily carved doors or panels that ALL operate separately!! They include the following: · The INSIDE of the cabinet top has a full-length ornately carved scene . This top can be left open if the buyer wishes to display the carving, or the top can be closed when not in use, and the black lacquered surface will show.When the cabinet top is opened, t are two hinged lids. These inside top lids are on hinges that smoothly open and raise the interior (it "pops up") at the same time. You can leave the glasses and bottles in place, and as you shut the lids, the glasses, bottles, and everything else inside is smoothly lowered into the compartment below.When fully opened, the lids are flat on each side, providing additional serving areas. · The carved upper front panel. This panel or door drops down on hinges from the top when opened, and creates a shelf for mixing drinks,etc. · The two lower front doors . These doors open to reveal a large area for bottles, with an insert that has wood shapes cut-out in the top and the entire thing may be pulled out. · The two curved corner panels . These panels open to additional storage area for stem glasses. · The two side panels. These large paneled doors each open to reveal even MORE storage for bottles, glasses, etc.Please note: Alcohol in photos not included!! Measurements: The cabinet measures 38 ½"H x 32" x 16". With the top raised open and the carved panel showing, the height increases to 52".As already mentioned, the cabinet is in good condition for its age, structurally sound and visually appealing with normal signs of age and use, scratches, dings, and other imperfections. These normal signs include scratching and wear on the top as shown in photos; also, t are two small places by the drop down front hinges that have some of the wood chipped off and has been re-touched, but I have tried to show it in the photos....which was difficult with the black lacquer paint. I am sure t are other touch-ups on the black lacquer, but overall, the condition is still better than most...also note the doors close by pushing on them and the latches release when you gently push on them again. The mechanisms are getting old and tfore the doors won't all stay perfectly shut and flush as they did new. This will not be alarming or surprising to those familiar with antique and vintage cabinets, and is pointed out for those new bidders that might not know what to expect from older furniture!! Please keep in mind antique furniture should be purchased for its uniqueness, higher quality material and craftsmanship and antique patina, charm and character.I only offer carefully selected quality pieces, and always provide multiple photos and written information. I encourage you to email me with any questions you might have prior to bidding. SHIPPING: Professional packaging, shipping and insurance on this item will be $135.00. (lower 48 states only). All my antique furniture is professionally packaged for shipment by UPS, resulting in very little shipping damage in the past, but sometimes creating slightly higher shipping costs on my antiques versus other sellers. I believe it is worth the few extra dollars to get your one-of-a-kind antique delivered safely to your door!!Local pick-up in Shreveport ,...
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