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Friday 27th August 2004

Antique Burl Walnut Display Cabinet

On cabriole legs with a serpentine front
and featuring ornately panelled glazed doors and glass shelves
Circa 1900

... and there are another 8 photos below

Over many years Sharon has collected and been given many "bits-and-pieces"
... and these have been packed away in a box up the top of a wardrobe!!!

She has wanted a display for them for some time
Then, on her birthday this year, we got the incentive to get one

Tanya gave her a Regency cup and saucer set ... and the question was "Where do we put it?"

We tracked around a number of second-hand and antique stores looking for something suitable
Sharon wanted something "old and nice" but we didn't see anything suitable

Our last stop was at Kinsella's Antiques

As she walked in the door she saw it !!

But then she saw another similar cabinet, also from around the 1900's
She walked from cabinet to cabinet, studying each one and trying to make up her mind

And this is her choice - and it's a very nice unit

Now, how much do these types of things cost?

Well, if there was one figure in the price, it would mean under $10
Two figures would mean under $100
Three figures would mean under $1000
Well, this price had three figures in it !! - high in the three figures !!

But it is nice, and Sharon has done a great job of arranging and displaying her "stuff"

Below are photos of two of the "treasures" that are now on display

- the birthday gift from Tanya

RIGHT - this set (Crinoline Lavender Lady Trio) was given to Sharon by Geoff's Mum
It was originally given to her parents - James and Louisa Meers
as a wedding present on 27th October 1909
(Sharon found this photo on an Antique Auction internet site
and the set was valued at $45.00)