"I, personally, am not sure what this picture represents or what, if any, information you are seeking. Please provide us with some additional details and pictures if you are requesting assistance with your "Claw foot with big ball.""
"The upper piece is a china cabinet. The lower is a "buffet" which is French for "sideboard" . The white portion appears to be marble. Marble tops were used in wet environments, like the kitchen or a bathroom. …"
"Many of the pieces I see with this unique build are labeled hunting cabinet/buffet?
Or hunt cabinet/hutch? I see that most of them, thus far, are pretty ornate and have lots of carved wood and delicate details. Hopefully, its a early…"
Would like to find out more about this piece. What is the style called? How old it possibly is? And some opinions on keeping it in original form or chopping it up to make a bathroom sink out of the bottom and use the top as a cabinet on the wall above the toilet? Sorry only one picture.
"What a beauty! I can see the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau influences, but I also see a push towards Art Deco. The unique style and the fact that it is made of oak cause me to think that the sideboard might be English-made."
"I would have said a sorta/kinda Empire style gone sideways with a bit of home done wood burning for the interesting detail?
Those feet interest me most. I'm thinking they are actually covered in silver plate? I wonder if your friend has any…"
I live in beautiful north Idaho, do a little gardening, cater to my small flock of chickens, 2 cats and 2 dogs and hunt for wild mushrooms. (Not the "funny" kinds if that's what you're thinking!) Sorry but sometimes i get funny looks when i try to tell people about my musbrooms. Gourmet edibles is what i'm talking about.
Mushrooms are my second hobby after vintage and antique stuff. They are similar actually as they both entail a hunt for treasure.
Tell us about your interest in antiques, collecting and any antique related websites, blogs, businesses.
I have always loved and been fascinated by old or long forgotten things. But i really caught the "bug" 15 years ago when i picked up a piece of depression glass for 25¢ and sold it on ebay for $78.00! Well, I've never been the same since and i don't look at thrift stores the same way as before...theres GOLD in them thar thrift stores.
I love the hunt and dscovering treasure is more exciting and satisfiying then actually selling it but i don't have room to be a horder so i manage three booth spaces at a local antique store.
I don't really want to get into any kind of online payment stuff-- my sister just told me that with paypal there are some kind of thing where they can possibly access your bank account to pay you-- I'd just as soon send it to someone for a nominal fee out of my own pocket if they would like them- and not worry about being paid back. My grandmother obviously thought they were special, so if someone else likes them- they are welcome to them! ---'Bastian
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