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What style is this piece?

Posted by betsyhac (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 13, 09 at 13:48

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,

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RE: What style is this piece?

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

RE: What style is this piece?

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.

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