Large Cabinet/Cupboard Pls help Identify

avaeiaOctober 31, 2012

I was told this is from a turn of the Century home. It's alot bigger than it looks--horrible picture, I know. It's about 7 plus feet high. Can anyone help identify the style or era, please? I will try to get better pics soon. Thank you so much.

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lindac

Looks like a built-in from a kitchen or butler's pantry.
Can't tell any more without a good picture of things like the insides of drawers, the back etc.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 2:13PM
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avaeia

Lindac-- you are spot on--- He did tell me it was a built in. I will have pictures tomorrow. Do built-in cupboards have much less value than stand alones? I guess hard to say--- case by case---
More pics coming. Thank you Lindac for your help! :)

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 7:36PM
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avaeia

More pics. Any info would be very welcome. What approx value do you think this piece would have? It's in rough shape now, but pine underneath and I was thinking of stripping it....
drawers seem to be simply built-- not dovetail.

Thank you so much.

Here is a link that might be useful: cupboard pics on picasa

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 2:58PM
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lazy_gardens

It could look nice cleaned up. These were never intended to be bare wood - they were usually finished in white enamel, the "sanitary" choice, then installed in kitchens.

Value?? Depends on the market in your area for old cabinetry.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 4:42PM
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avaeia

Thank you lazygardens! :)
Just wanted to add... I just noticed the tongue and groove backing and old look nail used. (please see updated photos).
Can anyone guess the age?
Thanks!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 4:55PM
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lazy_gardens

Fitted kitchens - ones with built-in cabinets - started in the 1880s for the wealthy and trickled down to the masses during the following decades.

This could be anywhere between 1890 and about 1940.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 1:52PM
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jlc102482

I'm going to guess maybe the later half of the 1890-1940 range, just based on the scrollwork under the cupboard part. It's a wonderful piece!

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 2:22PM
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