What style is this piece?

betsyhacJune 13, 2009

Can anyone tell me what style this piece might be? I'm considering purchasing it secondhand. You can't tell from this picture, but the surface is a crackled finish. Supposedly, it was originally purchased for $1300.

Thank you,

Betsy

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lindac

No idea what to call it....but I suspect it did not originally have a crackel finish. Is it carved or painted?
It's a console book case sort of thing
Linda C

    Bookmark   June 15, 2009 at 7:08PM
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palimpsest

Its a French style console cabinet. (looks a little Italian, too, maybe). I can't tell, do the sides open, or just the center door.

I have seen a number of variations of these, some with stained wood or marble tops, and they have all been reproductions (or "in the style of")--so they have had distressed finishes or crackled finishes. It is obvious on the inside of those I have seen that they are not really old pieces, they aren't trying to fool anyone. What does the inside look like?

Is there any markings on it,including a stencil on the back? Its quite decorative, and they are meant to be used as accent pieces, so it doesnt need to "go with" anything specifically. I would look online and see if you can find what people are asking for them on eBay and such.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2009 at 6:12PM
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