"If it had the bottles, it might perhaps be marked in a retail shop at between $100 and $200. Without the bottles, little value I would say. It might be possible to find a pair that would fit on line.
There could be something special about it that…"
"I doubt if the writing means anything. I can't understand the pictures well enough--can't tell what's up or down or how it all fits together. You could try posting all the photos here, on a forum of the National Assoc. of Watch and…"
"It is probably some type of self-winding clock; that is, the battery periodically winds a small spring or weight attached to the movement that provides the power to keep the pendulum going. I doubt if it should be a car battery. Clocks like this…"
"Probably, but he could have written the note on a promotional photo of "Mitzi," esp. if she was working for him. Don't think it could be Mitzi Gaynor. There was a somewhat earlier Mitzi Mayfair that worked for Flo Ziegfeld, but…"
"A chifferobe has a similar form but one side is for hanging clothes and the other is for clothing drawers. Your cabinet has a desk on one side and display shelves on the other. I have heard them referred to as "side-by-sides," but perhaps…"
"It also seems to me unlikely (though not impossible) that a piece of furniture designed for placing fine china, glassware, etc. would have a marble top. That would be asking for damage if a dish was dropped or set down without care."
"It is in Eastlake or Aesthetic Movement style, probably 1880s. It's hard to tell what kind of wood it is; they were often walnut. The English produced a lot of these, especially with tiles, and many have been imported. If you can get to the…"
"It's a nice frame. I especially like the black and gold leaf border. I think the strips are actually made of wood and are called "biscuits," used to strengthen the joint. I'm not sure about the age, but that type of back-painted…"