Dual use gun cabinet / display case

Dec 22, 2021. 13:46 UTC
Dual use gun cabinet / display case
roger
United States of America

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

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.

Dimensions

Provenance

A relative purchased this as a gun cabinet circa 1950 (likely it was new) and later had it remodeled to include the shelves.

Answered within about 2 hours
Dec 22, 15:33 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$1,000 - $1,500 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$1,500 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Roger,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
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
PROVENANCE: inherited
$1,000-1,500*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Roger irving dreikorn Dec 25, 18:09 UTC

Hi Delia,

Thanks for getting back to me. I added a picture of the only writing on the back of the piece. It appears to read "232 Salem."

Merry Christmas!

Roger

Delia Dec 26, 14:29 UTC

Thanks, Roger, and Happy Holidays to you!
That probably refers to a model number/pattern; I've included it in the appraisal but it doesn't change the value.

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