This is a four beveled glass door chinoiserie decorated breakfront cabinet that probably dates from the 1940's. I didn't see a mark on the inside of the door, but this particular type of cabinet was made by Drexel a lot. This one looks a lot better quality than a Drexel, actually. It has all beveled glass doors in the top, chinoiserie decorated tops and sides. It has Chippendale style hardware, dovetail drawers, a broken arch top, clam shell carving in the center, gold accent paint, and wonderful little fleur-de-lis flowers all around. The decorations all seem to be in good shape. Underneath the four beveled glass doors there are two outside drawers above the two doors that open for additional storage. In the center there is a drawer that opens into a butler's desk with a cubbyhole interior. Below that are three dovetail drawers, all depicting different scenes of Japanese maidens walking across footbridges, birds in trees and boats all decorated, along with men working. The butler's desk drawer flips down with two heavy brass hinges to expose the cubbyhole interior. It's called a butler's desk because in the old days, butlers would use this as an office. He would put his important paperwork in, and when the master of the house needed supplies, the butler would sit at the desk to write out the order. It adds to the character of this lovely desk. The overall size is 60 inches wide, 13 inches on the outside of the base and 15 inches deep on the inside because of the breakfront, and it is 36 inches high to the base. The overall height is 81 inches high. It appears to be in really nice condition, with no missing decoration. All the hardware is intact, all the shelves are in place, and there are no lights on the inside.
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Item ID: 16104
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