This is a wooden dual use gun cabinet / display case. In its entirety it stands 74 inches tall x 28 inches wide x 16.5 inches deep. It was originally a gun cabinet able to hold 6 rifles. It was later modified so one could add up to four shelves as an option instead of using it as a gun cabinet. The four original glass shelves (10.5inches x 22.5 inches) are included, but for the photo we only placed two of the shelves. They key is included and both locks work. The upper portion is the gun cabinet and there is a footlocker with a half shelf at the bottom of cabinet. I'm uncertain as to which type of wood it is. It is in very good / good condition overall. There are a couple of small chips to the wood at the bottom of the base. ADDITIONAL DIMENSIONS: Upper portion exterior: 54 x 25 inches x 12 inches. Upper portion interior: 54 x 23 inches. Footlocker interior: 15 x 13 x 25 inches.
A relative purchased this as a gun cabinet circa 1950 (likely it was new) and later had it remodeled to include the shelves.
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I wouldn't be surprised if this were marked on the back with the maker's name. If you find such a mark, do let me know so I can update this appraisal.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A Chippendale style maple and glass cabinet
20th Century, with interior alterations
The molded edged flat top over a tombstone paneled glass door opening to a divided interior, now fitted with four glass shelves and retaining gun fittings, over two paneled cabinet doors opening to a partly divided interior, all on ogee bracket feet. Marked on the back in chalk "232 Salem"
overall dimensions: 74 inches tall, 28 inches wide, 16 1/2 inches deep
CONDITION: interior later converted with shelves from a gun cabinet
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