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    This cabinet was pushed into a corner of a friend's garage, and was missing the glass on one door. We bought it home, removed the spiders, cleaned it up, and my partner replaced the glass.
    It turns out it's over 100 years old, and came from England! It's hand carved, and put together with pegs and very old fashioned nails and screws. The glass that was still in there is rippled, hubby says it's the original glass which is fluid and has settled over the years to create slight ripples.


    The cabinet on the left is the "new" one.
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    WOW!! What a great cabinet!!

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    Gosh. Thats a fantastic find. It hightlights your stash so well :)

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    Way better with fabric than china isn't it! ;-)

    I'm thrilled... it beats the standard plastic drawers I had, and it was fun sorting it all out into shelves too. There were plenty of pieces I'd forgotten I had.

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    What a beautiful cabinet!!!

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    Very beautiful way to store your fabric! I'm envious!

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    What a treasure.....

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    Love your fabric storage solution! Now where can I stow all my china? :roll:

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    Wow -- that cabinet is beautiful!! (Like your stash, too!)

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    Great way to store your fabrics, and a lovely piece of furniture as well!

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    What a great find!.......:-)

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    OMG that is fantastic.. and if I'm not mistaken, that is well over 100 years old. the tipoff is the wooden pegs. What an amazing find...and what an amazing friend!! I love the other cabinet also. What a great storage system!!

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    Wonderful!!

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    Perfect!

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    Those are great! Now your fabric is protected and you can see what you have too!

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    Beautiful cabinet. What a great find!!!!

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    That is gorgeous! What a find, I love antiques!

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    What a great find! It's recycling furniture too! It must look gorgeous with all that fabric inside.

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    What a great find and a great friend! My mom used to be an antique dealer and she has been collecting all my life and I am 53. I am also attracted to this type of cabinet so I look at them in antique shops a lot.
    Here in Iowa at least even with the glass gone and replaced(such a shame) that would bring about $500-$700.

    What is the history of the other cabinet? Just curious and very envious!!

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    They are both beautiful and I bet they have a great history.

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    I so love the cabinets.. I wish I could find something like that:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    Love your fabric storage solution! Now where can I stow all my china? :roll:
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    Funny you should mention that. I have one other old cabinet, nowhere near as fancy as those two. But it was made by my grandmother's brother for her, and it holds her wedding china, and my mother's wedding dinner set, and a few other treasures. I keep eyeing it up but just can't bring myself to pack the china away, it's too special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    What a great find and a great friend! My mom used to be an antique dealer and she has been collecting all my life and I am 53. I am also attracted to this type of cabinet so I look at them in antique shops a lot.
    Here in Iowa at least even with the glass gone and replaced(such a shame) that would bring about $500-$700.

    What is the history of the other cabinet? Just curious and very envious!!
    No idea about the other one, sorry. We picked it up in a second hand shop for around $80. The door was off and stacked on top, and several pieces of glass were missing. Hubby put the door back on (original hinges) and replaced the missing bits of glass, and voila! It's traditional leadlight, and old glass, but we're not sure of it's age.

    I like having my fabrics "away" so they don't get dusty, but it's SO nice to be able to see them! Behind glass is just perfect.

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    Love it!

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    beautiful cabinets...

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