Edwardian Inlaid Fruitwood Glass Display Cabinet Vitrine, Early 20th Century(294 views)
EDWARDIAN INLAID FRUITWOOD GLASS DISPLAY CABINET, Circa 1890-1910
Item # 011GZU28P
This rather striking display cabinet is a quite refined design influenced by the Louis XVI taste with the very clear Edwardian period design elements. The inordinately clean lines and lack of excessive embellishment allow the golden natural fruitwood to come to the forefront, the beautiful floral inlays in particular, each being framed in a border of checkered inlay. The doors open smoothly on steel pins set in brackets at the top and bottom of each door to reveal a pair of original glass shelves that are height-adjustable with a steel rod and arm system - this too is entirely original and nicely oxidized from years of air exposure. A single wooden plank at the bottom of the display area separates a lower storage space, this remaining hidden by the solid panels of the doors. The doors and the sides of the case are breezy with the thick glass allowing full visibility through the case - the doors in particular are intricately paneled with five pieces of beveled glass set in brass astragals. The entire case rests over four turned and fluted Louis XVI legs terminating in original brass caps. An incredibly attractive piece for anyone passionate about the iconic Edwardian taste, this is a treasure that is intended to display the best of a collection. Please note, this is a heavy piece with delicate feet and the case should not be "ÂÂleaned"ÂÂ back onto feet. We have added a rear cross-brace and medial stretcher beneath the cabinet (both invisible from all three viewable sides) to lend strength to these original feet while also allowing proper set up and movement of the case. The way we move and set up the case in the shop is by using 2 x 6 planks to lift the base 7"ÂÂ, which allows all of the feet to quite simply be twisted out of their holes. The case can then be moved with a dolly or hand truck without fear of damaging the feet with undue pressure. We would recommend a similar approach when you set up the cabinet in your home, as it will be shipped without the feet inserted. Another somewhat easier method if you have three people available is to simply have one person on either side of the case lift the cabinet 7"ÂÂ and have the third person insert the feet, allowing the cabient to be lowered then evenly onto all four feet.
Measurements: 18 5/8"ÂÂ D x 40 7/8"ÂÂ W x 77 3/4"ÂÂ H
Condition Report: Some light chipping, abrasions and surface discoloration throughout - quite minor though, as the overall surface is very attractive and well preserved. Roughness to the finish of the lower left door inlay and the crest inlay. Minor joint separations from natural shrinkage over time. Cross support added between back legs underneath cabinet for strength and support. Replaced escutcheons on glass doors, no key included for the lock. A beautiful overall presentation.
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Notes: $345 freight shipping to most locations in the Continental U.S by common freight carrier with a delivery timeline of 10-15 business days (west coast up to 20 business days). Quotes do not include lift-gate service, which is recommended for weights over 150lbs - lift gate service is available upon request for an additional $65. White glove delivery service quotes are available by contacting email@example.com or calling the shop at (717) 658-8274. Please review all shipping notes for details and exceptions. (Shipping code 450)
We professionally package all small items that can safely ship via FedEx, USPS, UPS and DHL for free and guarantee a safe delivery.
FREIGHT AND WHITE GLOVE DELIVERY (DOMESTIC):
Most furniture and oversize items include a quote or estimate, which outlines the estimated cost for curbside freight delivery anywhere in the lower 48 States* via common freight carrier, and generally arrives to most locations in 10-15 business days. The item is professionally packaged in-house, palletized and shipped on a tractor trailer with lift gate curbside delivery service. Buyers are notified by the carrier of the delivery date and must make arrangements to receive and inspect the goods (goods left unattended at a residence may not qualify for insurance coverage in the very rare event of damage). Buyers are responsible for unpacking, moving the item into their home and disposing of all packing materials all without assistance from the driver.
* Some areas do not qualify for pre-quoted shipments, including residences with ferry-access, ultra-rural locations, or locations with truck access issues. We reserve the right to disqualify an address from pre-quote under any circumstances upon receiving notification of your delivery address; in these situations, we will offer to simply cancel the order for you, see if a pickup at the nearest freight terminal is a practical option, revise a quote for your approval or offer a quote from a different carrier for your approval.
Some items are not pre-quoted and will require a formal shipping quote. Simply contact us with your delivery address and phone number for a quote within 24 hours.
For a full service two-man indoor delivery, call or email us and we will get a quote from Plycon. Plycon offers a professional and convenient white-glove delivery service that will bring the item into the ground floor room of your choice, unpackaged it for your inspection and remove all packing materials. The item is blanket-wrapped, which we generally find to be the safest and most careful method of shipments. If you select their service, they will contact you directly for payment and insurance election. This service generally costs $350-600 plus insurance depending on the location and shipment size.
FREIGHT DELIVERY (CANADA):
We now offer curbside shipments via common freight carrier to much of Canada! Simply contact us with your delivery address and two phone numbers for a quote. Buyers are responsible for arranging a customs broker and paying all customs/taxes/destination fees where applicable.
IN THE EVENT OF DAMAGE:
Damage is incredibly rare and due to very careful packing and preparation we have been fortunate to see only a small handful of damages. However, we understand the disappointment that can occur in this unlikely event and will work hard to help you through the situation.
Damage for items shipped with USPS, UPS, FedEx or DHL must be reported to us within 24 hours of signature confirmed delivery. We will require the buyer to send us photographs of the packaging and the damage to the item. The buyer will be required to have the item safely packaged again and mailed back to our shop with a pre-paid label. Once we safely receive the item, a refund will be made for the original purchase price plus any shipping via the original payment method.
For pre-quoted common freight carrier shipments, the buyer or representative of the buyer is responsible for being available at time of delivery to fully inspect the packaging and item for damage - under no circumstances should the item be refused, as doing so will void the insurance coverage. In the event of damage, call us immediately and note all damage on the bill of lading while the driver is still present take detailed pictures of the damaged packaging and item, send those images to us and we will assist you in filing the claim and working through the process. Concealed damage must be reported within 24 hours of delivery. In most cases, a representative of the insurance firm will need to inspect the item and packaging so be sure to retain all packing materials. The insurance provider and carrier reserve a "right to repair" a damaged item to industry standard. We do work hard to move claims along as quickly as possible, but please note that claims and/or repairs will be settled with the insurance company and carrier prior to any payout to the buyer.
For shipments with Plycon or any other carrier the buyer selects and pays directly, the terms of that carrier's insurance coverage will apply to the shipment and the buyer will be responsible for working through the claim process with the carrier. We are happy to provide paperwork or any other required documentation to assist in the claim process.