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    Posted 24 days ago

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    I am wondering if anyone might have information on this hutch. It has replaced hardware and it has a bow front door with beveled leaded glass with key locks. The seller said that she thinks it was refinished before she purchased it at auction. She planned on restoring it but had no time.
    "An antique Stepback cupboard is a form of cupboard which comprises a dovetailed case, enclosed cupboards and a shelving unit on top of this construction." I looked at it in person and it has old hand cut dovetail drawers. The top portion was married and not an exact match.
    Both pieces are really old but I would say the base is older. I plan to find another base that matches the top even better and change the hardware to something more antique- original.

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    "Stepback cupboards were particularly popular at the turn of the 20th century, and many antique forms of the cupboard hail from this era. Many more can be dated to the 1800s."

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    1. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 24 days ago
      Love the little bowed door, it’s very nice!
    2. scottvez scottvez, 24 days ago
      I can't see many details in the photos. Looks to have a missing drawer pull.

      I can't tell the age from your photos, but interior looks new (bottom open door view).

      $100 for used solid wood furniture seems reasonable enough even if it needs some work.

    3. TreasureTex TreasureTex, 24 days ago
      Thank you Mrstyndal, kwqd, Yougottahavestuff and Scottveza .
      The lady said that she purchased it at auction and intended on refurbishing it but never got around to it. I assumed that it was antique because of the locks and style.
      I purchased a cute antique table once that had one side of the wood unstained and newer looking, so I had it finished. Then I found out it was a bakers table and the wood was supposed to be unfinished on the underside of the table for rolling dough or something. I messed that up thinking that it was a game table and missing a game board.
    4. scottvez scottvez, 24 days ago
      I can't tell age from photos. Some photos of drawer joints, back and hardware should answer the question.

    5. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 24 days ago
      I would certainly buy it for a $100. The leaded glass alone is worth that.
      Don’t think, buy or it might be gone.
      It’s beautiful if you have the space for it!
      In my Uncle’s OLD farmhouse there was a cupboard in the kitchen that held flour in a top section with a built in sifter. Sadly when they tore down the house, most everything in it was torn down too. I was too young to understand it was a beautiful antique :(
    6. TreasureTex TreasureTex, 23 days ago
      I just added a new photo. It looks like Oak and a little better than I thought.
      I told her that I would come pick it up tomorrow. Thank you for the push....

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