Posted 4 years ago
Another item I just acquired. Asian style cabinet with key and latch sitting on accompanying stand. Date or maker unknown. No markings at all any on stand or cabinet, except the latch which looks old "Eagle Lock Co, Terryville, Conn, Made in Conn" The paint inside and outside is original and the designs are raised, wood type? Not sure but from the looks of this maybe 1960's? I was curious about the item because it came with 2 original shelves. It looks like a very good craftsman installed wooden supports for 5 levels. I have the shelves and what is surprising is the weight, and assembly of these simple shelves. They were hand made later at some point but took a lot of work to make them. Why wouldn't someone go through the expense of having these shelves made for this cabinet, unless this cabinet was very desirable and worth the extra cost to add shelves. These shelves were not painted the original color of the interior so I removed them and just left the originals. Chest looks much better in the pictures than in reality, and I have not even cleaned it up any. It has some minor damage on one door but it really is a beautiful piece. I know its not Asian because of the lock, but great tribute to the art!
Has anyone ever seen this model before? Thank you!!