help to identify china cabinet
I will ask my questions and then post the pictures (hopefully). Any info is greatly appreciated!
My Mother gave me this china cabinet which I have been in love with all of my life! It was given to her by her Aunt - I don't know when but over 50 years ago. We don't know anything about it. I can't even figure out what style it is.
I would like to know what style this would be called. Also, any other information that you might be able to give me.
It is not in wonderful shape any longer and I am worried about it. It has such beautiful painting on it and many of the painted areas are now lifting up and disappearing as the varnish is crackling. There used to be painting all over the top of it which have now lifted up with the crackling varnish - also along the very top edge there were paintings which are fading....the bottoms of the side doors...the very bottom shelf had what I think was a scottish thistle which has now mostly lifted up. It's sad and how do I stop this from getting any worse? There can be no way to bring back the hand painting and that is what I always loved about this piece of furniture. I really do not want to see the painting on the front door - bottom area disappear. I would love to find out how to save what is left of it. As you can see one of the glass sides is broken at the bottom. I have the missing pieces and have always felt it is probably not a good idea to replace with new glass but better to just leave it as is...comments? And lastly, would there be any value to this piece - or is it in too bad of shape - should I insure it or no? Thanks so much! From cabinet From cabinet From cabinet From cabinet From cabinet From cabinet From cabinet From cabinet