Golden oak cabinet not as golden as it once was Knoxville News Sentinel
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I was particularly amused by the sentence, “Grandmother’s trusty old Golden Oak china cabinet is worth its weight in gold nowadays, Well, that was long before gold was $1,600 to $1,900 an ounce, and before golden oak totally went out of fashion.
It is funny how tastes change sometimes in a very short time span. When I started in this business (there were still a few dinosaurs around, now it’s just me), the moment an auctioneer hauled out a piece of vintage oak furniture the bidding really picked up. The excitement soared, and so did the prices.
Today, when most golden oak comes up for sale there is silence and bidders have to suppress yawns unless the piece happens to have been made by a famous American Art and Crafts maker. But the china cabinet today is a more traditional turnofthe20thcentury item and attracts much less interest in the marketplace than it once did.
Don’t get me wrong; this is a lovely piece, and I think it would be a beautiful adornment for many homes. Such a piece was designed to be placed in or near the dining room and display all the china and glass that the lady of the house prized most.
At the turn of the 20th century, this china cabinet would have certainly held the household’s best, most decorative china, along with (in all likelihood) painted china pieces intended strictly for display and not for hard use. In addition, sale soccer cleats there would probably have been a selection sale soccer cleats of American Brilliant Period cut glass.
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I believe this cabinet may be English in origin. The bun feet and the twist column sides are often associated with the other side of the Atlantic, but it could have been made in America as well; hard to be sure. This cabinet would have been more valuable if it had a mirrored back, leaded glass panels at the top, and more elaborate carvings just about everywhere.
Luckily, the curved glass sides are a big plus, as is the attractive overall look, and the size appears to be quite good in the photographs. As for the insurance value of this piece, it is not as bad as I may have intimated in the beginning. Pieces such as this one in oak with curved glass sides are nike tiempo legend fg selling at auction for as much as $1,000, but most sell in the $400 to $600 range nike tiempo legend fg.