Featured Interesting curio cabinet find

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by DanM, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. DanM

    DanM New Member

    Greetings! What a fantastic site you have here!

    I recently became an American expat living in Geneva Switzerland. As such, we are slowly replacing our generic furniture with unique pieces from local dealers and flea markets. I bought this piece this morning at the weekly flea market and would love to know what others think of it. If I had to guess, it is from the end of the 19th or early 20th century and possibly German or Swiss German made given the K on the back. The piece is 130cm tall, 90cm wide.

    Cost? 200 francs

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  2. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum, Dan! :)
    Next time you Post photos check first box, Display all images Full Size. It’s easier for everyone to see.
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Antiquers, Dan.
    We have a few Swiss here, and a few expat living in other countries, but I think you are 'our' first American expat in Switzerland.
    Lovely cabinet.
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  4. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Antiquers DanM!
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  5. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Very pretty cabinet!
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    i need help Well-Known Member

  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Dan!

    Are those 2 black dots on the marble top holes? Do they also go into the wood?
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  8. DanM

    DanM New Member

    There are two holes in the marble that go through the top of the cabinet. Something was mounted on top. Maybe a mirror?
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  9. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    That's a good question. I'm not used to seeing mirrors attached in the middle of the top (as opposed to near the back edge.) Hopefully another member will have a better idea.
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  10. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Now that I'm looking at the top again - is it my imagination or is there a large area that is much cleaner than the outside edges?
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  11. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    i see it too.
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  12. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    So, since the lines on the sides of the cleaner spot go right through the 2 holes, there was something roughly rectangular that sat on top of the cabinet - like a hat box or a set of drawers.
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  13. DanM

    DanM New Member

    Yes there is a lighter area. The top can use a deep cleaning. I need a big box of baking soda and maybe hydrogen peroxide.
  14. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Welcome here. Love your furniture. I have an large piece of furniture that has a similar look to it.
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  15. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    May be a tad earlier than you think. Would think circa 1870s-80s Wood is burl walnut.
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  16. patd8643

    patd8643 Well-Known Member

    It is tall enough to have a shaving stand on top or a box for liquers or ?
    What went below?
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