An antique or vintage wood wall shelf, handcarved

Dec 04, 2019. 05:38 UTC
An antique or vintage wood wall shelf, handcarved
rhonda
United States of America

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale
Yes
Description

This wood wall shelf is made of wood with a very nice patina that could be maple. It is hand-carved and the decorative corners are applied it appears, as they have a small block behind them. It is fairly heavy wood and measures 39.5 inches across, width, and the height is 30 inches tall. It is 4.25 inches in depth. There are two white metal tabs on the reverse side of the shelf. The condition is very nice, with only minor condition issues here and there to the beautiful finish.

Provenance

I bought this at an antique shop that is closing.

$250 - $350 (United States Dollar)
Answered within 1 day
Dec 05, 12:32 UTC
By Delia

Good afternoon, Rhonda,
Thank you for submitting you appraisal inquiry to Mearto.
What an interesting shelf! The white tabs are where it would be used to attach to the wall, yes?
I’ve done a little pricing research to see if I can find an exactly similar shelf and am not surprised that I have not – yours is pretty unique but I’ve found the following recent auction sales to give you an idea of what 19th/20th century wall shelves of comparable size are currently selling for at auction:
($600) https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/carved-walnut-victorian-wall-shelf-gilt-c.1890-3484c5c852
($475) https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/chelsea-house-chinese-chippendale-style-wall-she-460403eaa2
($150) https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/victorian-wall-shelf-f99482c8b9
(did not sell) https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/japanse-wall-shelf-1074d2d849
(did not sell) https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/eastlake-wall-shelf-6a64cdca87

Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, you have a
An American Edwardian cherry or maple wall shelf
Late 19th/early 20th century
30 inches high by 39 1/2 inches wide by 4 1/4 inches deep
PROVENANCE: acquired at a going-out-of-business antique store
CONDITION: wear appears commensurate with age and use.
$250-350 (represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary).

Thanks again for using Mearto.

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