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idigjars
09-18-2012, 08:47 AM
Hello All

My wife and I were antiqueing last Friday and she found this cabinet and said since I have a birthday coming up next month that I should have it for my marbles.

The drawers are perfect for marbles. It was originally a lawyers paper cabinet and some of the papers were from the 1930's.

I am including pics of one drawer that I got organized. All popeyes on the bottom and Akro oxbloods on top. Take care all and good luck finding items for your collections. Paul :)

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/3032/8E9329394BB84F57A278170978FC72D2.jpg

idigjars
09-18-2012, 08:51 AM
here is one drawer filled with Akro popeyes and oxbloods



https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/3032/E90A9961C6D74384B886319245D5DC6C.jpg

cowseatmaize
09-18-2012, 09:45 AM
That's awesome Paul!!! How are you fixing them in place? Are they pressed into a Styrofoam® board?

idigjars
09-18-2012, 12:26 PM
Thank you for the nice comment.

There is a 1/4" rubber type sheet on the bottom and rubber "O" rings under the marbles. I would like to take some time this winter and lay out thin boards that I can drill the holes in and paint them white to put in all the drawers. This was a temp fix for now to get them organized. Thanks for looking. Paul

surfaceone
09-18-2012, 05:31 PM
https://www.antique-bottles.net/forum/upfiles/3032/8E9329394BB84F57A278170978FC72D2.jpg

Hey Paul,

Now there's an early birthday present with panache. What's the size of it? Any maker's information?

I'd like to see more pictures, if you're so inclined. It's a very handsome cabinet.

The lawyers sure do store their papers differently in these over-lawyered times.

http://www.officemuseum.com/IMagesWWW/1896_Globe_Co_Office_Furniture_Ad_OM.jpg From. (http://www.officemuseum.com/photo_gallery_1890s_ii.htm)

idigjars
09-19-2012, 05:07 AM
The dimension are 24" wide X 17" deep X 40" high. I can take more pics when I get home what would you like to see? Thanks for the nice comments and thanks for looking. Best regards. Paul

justanolddigger
09-19-2012, 08:22 AM
That's way cool Paul, I can't wait to see your display.....Bill

idigjars
09-19-2012, 10:54 AM
Come on down Bill. You know you & Mary never need an invitation. Paul

JOETHECROW
09-19-2012, 08:19 PM
Great idea with class!

surfaceone
09-20-2012, 01:26 AM
what would you like to see?

Hey Paul,

A straight on view. The overhead shot makes it look smaller. Details on brass fittings, any stampings in drawers, or maker's information. Nice grain configurations...

What is the glass fronted display on top all about?

Thanks for showing us.

http://maineantiquefurniture.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/15624-11.jpg

idigjars
09-20-2012, 08:20 AM
I will get the pics when I get home from work today. The glass front small case on top is a display case for marbles also. It's Full, mostly Pelts. I will send some pics of the marbles in that case and a closeup of the case itself also.

I don't think there are any brass corners on the bottom cabinet and I don't think there are any manufactering markings. The only way we could date it was from the lawyers papers dating to the 1930's. I'll get some more pics for you. Best regards. Paul

surfaceone
09-20-2012, 05:10 PM
I don't think there are any brass corners on the bottom cabinet and I don't think there are any manufactering markings. The only way we could date it was from the lawyers papers dating to the 1930's. I'll get some more pics for you.

Hey Paul,

Are the little drawer frame / pulls made of brass? I bet'cha if you take out all the drawers, and look on the underside of everything, you might find a stencil, or brand, or something that might tell you the makers.

This was made in the day of proud craftsmen, and they wanted you to know their name.

http://www.voorheescraftsman.com/img-i-85001/Pair%20of%20Stickley%20Brothers%20bow-arm%20chairs.-85001.jpg

idigjars
09-21-2012, 08:27 AM
I took out the 34 small drawers and the only thing I found was a penciled number like maybe somebody was trying to keep count of how many drawers they made? I didn't pull out the 4 big drawers yet but will report anything new if marked. The pulls are brass. So I'm not sure who made it. I know the name Stickley, pretty cool. That furniture was made just north of me about 2 hours. There is a nice museum in Grand Rapids that has a lot of Stickley and other furniture makers information. Grand Rapids was known as the "furniture city" back in the day. Paul :)

tftfan
09-28-2012, 02:13 AM
Really NICE... thanks for the pics [;)]