Antiques- need help

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ChooksinChoppers, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Not sure if this is an antique or not.....but I am moving soon and want to sell it. Any ideas of 1. what to call it? 2.what it might be worth?
    It has 2 cupboards ...the left one has a slide out silverwear drawer and the 2 drawers in the center I would think are meant for linens. The wood inlay at the top and bottom seem to be hand carved of two seperate wood types.
    The right cupboard is locked and I cant open it or pick the lock....who knows whats in there [​IMG]
    Thankyou for your help
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My grandma had one very similar to yours. We always have called it a buffet. Hers has mirror attached to it with shelves on either side. My sister has it now.
     
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I believe it is called a sideboard or a buffet. *looks antiquish but I wouldn't know for sure.

    It is pretty!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It's called a buffet or a sideboard. A skeleton key should open it. If you decide to sell it I would suggest you do so through a reputable auction house, preferably one with a low commision or none at all. Very pretty.

    ETA: I know a very good, very reputable auctioneer, but he lives in Palm Bay; a bit too far from LeHigh Acres.
     
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  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Quote:OMG we are like using the same brain!
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:OMG we are like using the same brain!

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  7. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Quote:no problem...please send me a link if possible
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:no problem...please send me a link if possible

    Sorry he doesn't have a website anymore, but you can call his business phone and see if he is currently running auctions. I will PM you with his contact information. He's the best in the business.
     
  9. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Yes, it's a buffett, made somewhere between 1920 and 1940. Most refer to them as "Depression Era". In our area, in the current condition, it would bring around $75.00 in the auction (Which is wholesale), and around $300.00 to $400.00 retail in our store. In a bigger city it would bring more maybe. It would also be worth more if the rest of the suite was present (Table, chairs, china hutch, possibly a server or silver stand). If that "stripe" on the front is inlay work like it looks.... the value goes up. [​IMG]
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I would sooooo be opening that cuppord! Could be something good in there... [​IMG]
    Now you need to open it and tell us what was in it... Go on! Hurry up! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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