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What do you guys think of these?
I like those Horseshoe Chairs 👍
But I think the chair as well as the cabinet are not very old. Both are made in the Ming Style. The cabinet is mid 90s.
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@detuned here's a few more shots. I'm not good at dating wood, but this has some aspects that look older to me. I wonder if there might be a possibility this was refinished at some point?
To be honest, I at first thought it was a newer, heavy used, version of this Cabinet, because of the light colored appear of the drawers. Are they lacquered at all? It does not look like they are 🤷 Looking at 19th Century examples before, always showed this style in variations, where the cabinet drawers were lacquered in some way.
But the rather rough execution of production is pointing to an earlier example of this cabinet, but not necessarily 19th Century...
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@detuned the shop owner said there was some evidence on the back where it looked like maybe it had been painted with something at some point then stripped. I didn't look at that part too closely. Here is the top. Is it lacquered?
The top looks dusty 🤭...
The pictures aren't sharp enough to be sure. But my guess is that it is color not lacquer. And looking at the dripping from the top down at the front edges, also applied later.
It could very well be a cabinet from the 1930s...
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this is a 1920s-30s cabinet. The top is reminescent in color and appearance.
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I have one of these cupboards as well. I thought maybe some one tried to strip yours back. Mine is darker and has more drawers.
When I see these for sale, the description often mentions whether they are round-cornered or square-cornered. Aside from the visual difference, I am not sure what the significance of that is, but I notice some (more recent ones?) have sloping (mitred?) corners on the top edges or none at all. If this is a style issue, then you may be able to work out when a particular corner or none, was popular.
The horseshoe chair looks early 20th and Elm wood.
The silk robe stand is interesting but would need better pictures.
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