Posted 13 years ago
This piece of furniture was built by a cabinet maker who
came from Italy to America in the early 1900, this person
was my wife's Grandfather. He built this Cabinet and added
a 12 tube Zenith-Long Distant Radio Model # R250836 and
added a Gilbert clock on top, the year that this was built was
somewhere between 1938/1940 ?.His name was George Rossi
His initials G.R. are on the clocks hour and second hands, the
cabinet by itself is 32" wide and 16" deep and stands 47-1/2"
Inches high without the clock. The clock is separate and sits
On top of the cabinet, it is 33' Wide and 21-1/2 inches high.
Total height of cabinet with clock on top is 63".
The cabinet has three hidden doors to it, and there are two
People ballroom dancing on either side carved into the wood
With a black man playing a Banjo in the center.
The Material used in making this Cabinet is either oak or
maple the Speaker for this Radio look's like a giant beehive
of Spun wire, the cabinet is in great shape considering its
over 75 years, the radio still works, the Clock needs to be
worked on, I think it is wound too tight. This piece does not
have any restoration done to it, it is in its original state as in
the first day it was built. This piece was inherited, it came
from my wife's Father's estate in 1985, my wife passed away
in 2007 and now I inherited it.