Help wording Breakfront CL listing? pic heavy
I made a Craigslist purchase that I now need to turn around and re-list - it's not working for me. The original listing read:
Retro Classic Hutch China Cabinet
I can do better than that, hopefully. The people I bought it from knew nothing about it, bought it from a local 'antique' store. There is a metal tag on the back that reads Scholle's Chicago and I found the following online but really think it's meaningless in terms of this piece:
"Scholle's of Chicago is the successor firm of a partnership formed in 1869 between John Colby and Jacob Wirts. In 1879 Colby bought out Wirts who then teamed up with Henry E. Scholle, a cabinetmaker from Cincinnati, to form Wirts & Scholle. This company was primarily a furniture dealer but it did manufacture some upholstered goods and also made Williams patent beds. In the 1880s they furnished the mayor's dining room. I do not know the modern history of the company after that but it is not listed in the manufacturers directory published in 1929."
Anyway...... I'm thinking this piece is probably late 40's but that's just my guess. It's certainly not antique in the strict sense, but what I consider vintage. I cleaned it up and it looks much better. Unfortunately the upper cabinet has been wallpapered and those shelves painted. The paper could be stripped but I'm betting there's paint underneath and I don't really want to get into that - just want to re-list it and get it out.
Can you help me with a few descriptive terms for the glass door grills - is that design anything specific? The lower doors have the nice banding - it doesn't look like satinwood to me so what could it be? Or does it matter? Anything else you can think of?
Thanks for your help - Deb
Here it is