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Museum Quality.A REAL SHOW STOPPER.Beautifully hand carved. This piece conveys the flamboyance typical of the period. An exquiste example of French craftsmanship.Solid Walnut with intricate hand carvings that has survived 4 generations.Drawers are dove tailed.Extremely good original condition.Circa 1850'-80s.Great for home or restaurant. Offered from a private estate..Buyer will need to arrange and pay shipping or free local pick up.PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL THE HAND CARVING ON BUFFET ARE MADE OF WOOD, THEY ARE NOT BRASS, AS PICTURE LIGHT MAKES THEM LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT COLOR. THE HARDWARE IS BRASS. These piece is incredible, as well as beautiful and rare and now I will describe it in detail and it's history.
This elaborate buffet has been in my family since it's birth. It belonged to my great, great, grand mother who lived in a 18,000 sf estate in St. Louis Mo. All of the furniture was hand carved and this piece belonged to a 40 piece set of dining room furniture. It is amazing to see the inside color of the oak, light, and the dark outside from age. The condition of it is unbelievable, it is so good and so sturdy, they do not make them like this anymore. The only flaws being a few scratches, and nicks, as shown in pictures. Otherwise there is absolutely no damage or breaks or cracks, and all hardware is original brass, that definitely needs to be polished to look brass again, incredible for a piece from 1885. The description as read on an 1980 appraisal of actual value ,NOT INSURANCE, reads as follows. Buffet, oak, American, circa 1850s-80s, 92"wide, 36"high, 19"deep, brass hardware, 5 top drawers, pretty large some with dividers for silverware, etc., and 5 doors. I do have an appraisal for this from 25 years ago.
The original key is also included, as all the drawers and cabinets have key holes to be locked. In those days the servants had sticky fingers I guess, so they were to prevent them from stealing. This was then handed down to my great grandmother, then grandmother, and then mother, and now me. I live in Florida in a modern high ceiling and bright home, and this piece really belongs in a museum, restaurant, or large formal home.
SELLER DOES NOT PACK AND SHIP, SO ANY SHIPPING AND PACKING WOULD BE TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUYER.But seller would be happy to help give shipping co. all information.
PICKUP.PREFERRED. WE ARE LOCATED IN LAND O LAKES OFF OF 52, 4 MILES FROM VETERANS EXPRESS AND 9 MILES FROM 75, 15 MILES NORTH OF TAMPA.
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING.