Debs credenza

Jun 12, 2018. 04:17 UTC
Debs Credenza
John
United States of America

Category
Antiques & curio

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

Marble top. 2 glass doors. One middle door. Curved. Metal artwork.top is cracked 40” H.- 5 ft long. 19”. Widest We was told that was on the titanic. Built around 1913 or 1914. This is a reproduction of the same that was on the titanic

Provenance

Was given to me by a friend

Answered within about 18 hours
Jun 12, 22:13 UTC
By Nora Curl

Fair Market Value

$1,300 - $2,200 USD

Insurance Value

$3,500 USD
What does this mean?

This is an antique early 20th century serpentine front and marble topped credenza, or sideboard server that is made in a French Louis style. Although a story from a prior owner attaches this piece to the ill-fated Titanic ship somehow, there is no supporting documentation to corroborate the story. the majority of the furniture pieces on the Titanic were produced by cabinet-makers, Harland & Wolff of Belfast, Ireland. The credenza has metal or gilded mounts throughout the piece and a vitruvian scrol bandl along the top front. However the metal mounts are not of comparable quality to pieces that would have been on the Titanic nor items made by Harland & Wolff. The style of metal mounts is less detailed and quickly cast. They do appear to be more in the manner of Louis reproduction furniture from China. The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.

Nora curl Jun 12, 22:13 UTC

Please add more clear, well-lit images of this and any joinery that you can see at the corners of the cupboard doors or drawers, if any.

Nora curl Jun 13, 19:29 UTC

Do you have any supporting documentation stating the association of this piece with furniture that was on the Titanic? Is there a maker mark, tag or label of Gilbert Logan or the cabinet workshops of Harland & Wolff Belfast on this?

John porter Jun 13, 20:23 UTC

No. Bottom been painted. No markings what I could find

Nora curl Jun 13, 20:24 UTC

Do you have any supporting documentation stating the association of this piece with furniture that was on the Titanic?

John porter Jun 13, 20:26 UTC

No

John porter Jun 13, 20:27 UTC

It’s a story that was passed on to us

Nora curl Jun 13, 20:35 UTC

Have you done any research to find pictures of the rooms and furniture that were on the Titanic?

John porter Jun 13, 20:38 UTC

I tried. I did find one Similar to this one but not this one exactly. Like I said it was just a story that was told to us by the woman who gave this to us. I know at the time she paid $5000 for this.

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