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Old 10-08-2019, 02:05 PM
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Acquired this sewing cabinet awhile back and got it cleaned and oiled. When I found it in a flea market, I didn't know it had any color or pattern on it. I saw some patina but thought it was related to age or crackling damage. Low and behold, this is what I got after cleaning. It is applied decorative veneer. Can't find one like it. Found alot of sewing cabinets similar but they were all a solid wood. I'm guessing 30's or 40's. Interested in what the group has to say. Maybe leopard skin pattern. Some of the pictures got inverted. Don't know how to fix it. Sorry.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:32 PM
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I have no idea on the age but it sure is beautiful.
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:34 PM
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I love it. I wouldn't change one bit.LOL Use it!
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:43 PM
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What a fun piece of furniture! I especially love the handle on top.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:11 AM
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That will be a great conversation piece. Awesome find.
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:13 AM
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I have one with a similar shape that my father made for his mother when he was in high school circa 1930's. It is stained an dark brown. I wonder if that is the original finish or was added in the 60's or 70's. My mother did faux paint on some furniture around that time. There were a ton of kits for doing that.
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:33 PM
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That's cute as a button. Never saw that finish before.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:14 AM
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The finish makes it one of a kind! I can imagine it was a woodworking project in school years ago.
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:53 PM
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I agree with cashs_mom. That type finish was The Thing in the '60s and into the early '70s.
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:12 PM
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It looks like a type of finish I learned in a tole painting class I took in the 80's. It had milk in the name, I think. Milk crackle?? It used Elmer's glue. Anyway, none of mine ever came out that nice!!! That looks like a really professional job. Good find!
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