Decorative Curio Cabinet

Decorative Curio Cabinet

A fun, early 20th century wooden cabinet with ‘opticial-themed’ art work…

SKU: RC0715.

Product Description

A cool, decorative storage cabinet…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we believe the cupboard would date to the earlier part of the 20th century, circa 1930s. This particular piece has been given a modern and funky twist, with some ‘sign written’ wording and art work, to depict a display cabinet for an opticians’ practice. For us, we think it’s been done brilliantly, albeit naively. It’s a great look and one that wouldn’t look out of place in ones home or of course a retail or theatrical setting. We understand that this was from a prop house, therefore it’s possibly been used for a theatre backdrop or something similar…

The cabinet is made in a lightweight wood, therefore meaning this isn’t a heavy piece. Once the doors are opened, it reveals a wooden shelf which gives this piece two separate storage areas. Although this cabinet is perfectly functional, we are selling firstly for display purposes. As it’s light and tatty in places, we don’t believe this would enjoy a lots of heavy possessions inside

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is natural wear and tear. There are some surface scuffs and abrasions across the entire piece, along with some ‘higgledy piggledy’ areas of wood. The cabinet is naively built in places (including the reverse), yet the entire piece is good structurally. One notable point, is the small repair that is pictured on the top left of the door (front facing). This doesn’t impact the doors’ function, if anything it adds to the charm and authenticity of this ‘one off’ piece. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 44cm, Width : 98cm, Height : 146cm,

Condition : Structurally good, surface marks and abrasions, tatty and dirty in places, paint chipping, naive build in areas, the reverse is a little tatty, one notable repair on the top left of the door

Postage : Due to the size and weight of this item, they are listed as local collection only. We do however have an affordable courier on hand who would happily provide a postage quote to your address

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 44 x 98 x 146 cm