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Shan



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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 21 1:11 pm    Post subject: Wooden Sideboard Reply with quote
    

Wooden Sideboard: £60 - SOLD

Not 100% sure of what the wood is but it could be Beech - I'm sure pack would know! Barley twist legs are in solid condition with no cracks or damage.

Dimensions:
Height: 97.5 cms
Depth: 50.5 cms
Width: 136.5 cms







Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 21 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I would have said that was oak. Bargain for someone.

You moving Shan?

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 21 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yeah looks like oak

Shan



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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 21 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Treacodactyl wrote:
I would have said that was oak. Bargain for someone.

You moving Shan?


Hi, Yes - it's complicated. Moving to Portugal but might end up in Germany for a couple of years. So much to do and so little time to do it in.

gz



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 21 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That sounds exciting 🙂

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 21 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

oak, nice practical, long lasting.

to give it a date or maker i would need to see the hinges etc, between the wars(1 and2) is a fair bet, i could be later if the parts were in stock

classic practical "traditional" middle class stuff for the period
most of it has been lost

nice, not for me but don't sell that for firewood money, it is a good condition classic of the type(even if it is a bit young and brown)

i am leaning on a gillow's 1937 partner desk at the mo, i got that for £400 and paying chums with a van to collect it bargain delux, ummmm timing

your thing is nearly as well constructed from what i can see, does it have any name plates, stamps etc
that sort of thing matters

if if is no name and nice the correct someone will still make use of it for a fair price.

ed for bold

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 21 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks dpack. I think it's more cheap knock off than chunky furniture. Looks more impressive than it probably is. The doors are nice & substantial but the wooden sides and back could be more substantial - hence the price. Hinges are fairly standard, nothing special BUT they do hold the doors on - so all good.

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 21 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

gz wrote:
That sounds exciting 🙂

Exciting, stressful, busy and not enough time!

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 21 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Shan wrote:
Thanks dpack. I think it's more cheap knock off than chunky furniture. Looks more impressive than it probably is. The doors are nice & substantial but the wooden sides and back could be more substantial - hence the price. Hinges are fairly standard, nothing special BUT they do hold the doors on - so all good.


stamp and plate make prices, solid makes it last

the dividers in my desk are imported ply, good ply etc
just cos the carcasing is not as good as the face does not make it less of a piece

one of the nicest i have have ever helped on its way had a pine carcase and very early 18th C Caribbean "mahogany" on the outside and top
more than one timber is normal

workmanship and origin/provenance matter, for a good bit of furniture it is the former, for expensive tis all three

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 21 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I shall look for more detail as I unpack it.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 21 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



ps check under the draws and in the carcase, amazing what is found rarely

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 21 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Shan wrote:
Treacodactyl wrote:
I would have said that was oak. Bargain for someone.

You moving Shan?


Hi, Yes - it's complicated. Moving to Portugal but might end up in Germany for a couple of years. So much to do and so little time to do it in.


A couple of years is a bit long for a stop off even for a budget airline! Good luck on your adventures.

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 21 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
stamp and plate make prices, solid makes it last


That explains why the stuff I've got was cheap. No stamps or plates on most the the dozen or so items of early 20th century oak.

It's all well made, mostly fairly solid and after stripping to old polish off comes up very well. Strange that modern flimsy pine is more expensive than a solid lump of dove tailed oak.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 21 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

there are no stamps or plates on my pair of 1935 french club chairs

they were a bargain at £1500 with new leather etc and delivered from france

gulp, the chap selling hoped for more than the reserve price, never mind

timing ha ha ha

very nice chairs, when i am dead the next folk can enjoy them until then i will

furniture is weird, the new "all oak" or even "sustainable "scandi is mostly seriously over priced
some old stuff is very underpriced, it is old cos it works even if it has patina

good old stuff, perhaps fully restored, or maybe as it is after all these years, has many good points and a lot of charm

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 21 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

best cheapest i bought ever was a dresser for £10, it did not fit, it was £200 minutes after it did not fit

trade price outward, bonkers price inward

furniture is fun and need not be expensive even if you like quality stuff

at the mo brown is firewood prices, there are good bits to be had to use and for the grandkids

20thC classics have a premium price, finding them under that is the game for those

sd and sil got lots of ercol stuff and after a fair bit of restoration have some stylish looks at a reasonable price
(gulp, i have to re web a wing chair)

back to the plot
skip diving or investment prices, does it work?
the only test of furniture

ps i put a match head burn in a rather nice Chippendale table, patina is still my thought
their dog ate one of the chairs

umm furniture

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