Antique vitrine

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Matt Johnson, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Well-Known Member

    Hi guys!

    I consider buying this vitrine. Only problem is, the seller gives little to no information about it. Any idea how old it might be?

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  2. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    It has traditional design elements but doesn't look old because of the unusual door and parquetry.
  3. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Well-Known Member

    It kind of looks like this one I found on the internet, except the missing carving on top
  4. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Without knowing anything about the particulars of this piece,Time to RUN, not walk away. Any seller who gives "little to no" info is not someone who you want to deal with.
  5. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Two lower shelves look to have been replaced.
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  6. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Can't tell from this one pic. Comparing this small thing to that large armoire is not really helpful. Besides, styling really is quite different.
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  7. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Well-Known Member

    I found a few online, supposedly all 19th century.
    As it appears it used to be an armoire turned into some bookshelfe thingy

  8. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    The one recently posted is a very good match. It also looks like it could be small, just going off pictures. What is the size of the one you are considering? Any pic of the back?
  9. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Well-Known Member

    Height 190cm width 100cm depth 45cm (which is a bit too much for a book shelf or anything like that?) so I guess the wood panels either got destroyed and replaced wit glass, or someone did it on purpose to display tableware in the dining room?
    I found a whole bunch of similar ones on the internet, dating around 1860 to 1890.
    No, I don't have a picture of the back but the seller said it's solid wood.
  10. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Taller than I thought based on the pic. Could be an armoire with removed panels. Not well versed in European furniture but, if American, would think last quarter of the 19th century.
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