Posted 7 years ago
This 1890-1910 Bakers Cabinet pre dates the Hoosier cabinet and was a very important item used in the American household. Features cutting board, 4 spice box drawers, 3 cutlery drawers, 3 possum belly drawers, a condiment shelf, 2 storage cabinets, a plate holder all with the original hardware.
I found it hiding in an Antique store posing as a display for a bunch of junk. It looked tired and wore out and at first, I ignored it. On my third review, I looked beneath someone else’s failure to complete the restoration and thought it had real value. There were no missing parts, little damage and outside of someone replacing the bottom of one of the possum bellies, it was in remarkable shape. There were four coats of paint and the original manufacturers varnish which had to come off but someone and already removed about 70% of it.
The only issue to me was it is Maple and I don’t like Maple. I thought if I could get it for under $100, I could restore it and sell it $1000. I got it for $115, put 50 hours of labor into and decided to just keep it. A lady stopped at my house the day I took the finished photo and offered me $850, but I declined her offer without even countering. Where else are you going to get a Bakers Cabinet for this price?
44” Wide by 66” High by 25” Deep.