EARLY 20TH CENTURY ANTIQUE TIGER OAK 4 DRAWER LEGAL SIZE FILE CABINET - LIBRARY BUREAU SOLE MAKERS. Thank you for shopping with Bay Colony Antiques.
We're a third generation family owned business furnishing homes all over the world. We aggressively pursue important antiques, decorative arts, and objects of interest for our most discerning clients. Bay Colony Antiques is proud to offer for sale this fantastic early 20th century antique 4 drawer legal size filing cabinet. The cabinet was made by Library Bureau Sole Makers who were founded in 1876 and really came into stride supplying equipment, furniture, and other services to the many new Carnegie libraries being built across the country. Library Bureau Sole Makers crafted files of all sizes along with a wide array of other library & office furnishings like desk, desk chairs, display cases, etc..
When grading Antique file cabinets we always start with how they are constructed. Examples with paneled sides and paneled backs will always command a premium over the ones with plywood sides.
After looking at the construction, we like to take a look at the grade of the wood itself. This file is constructed with vibrant grain Tiger Oak with large rays and flecks present in the grain. This is a legal size file with the drawers having useable dimensions of 15 1/4" wide x 24" deep x 10 1/2 tall. All of the drawers actuate with ease and retain all of their original hardware except for the file rods. If you've been contemplating purchasing an antique file cabinet, we cannot recommend this one enough.The finish is absolutely beautiful with only minor surface wear, mainly on the back. Most files don't lock, and when they are fitted with locks the key is almost always missing.
This did come to us with a key and the single lock secures all of the drawers. The cabinet is signed Library Bureau Sole Makers on a brass tag underneath the top drawer and a couple of the drawers retain their original Library Bureau paper patent labels. The file cabinet measures 20 3/4" wide x 27" deep x 51 1/2 tall.
We are a wholly owned family business in our third decade of continuous operation. We have a large inventory of fine antiques ranging from Early American, Federal, Chippendale, Empire, Centennial, Victorian, 20th Century custom mahogany, Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern antique furniture along with decorative arts from across the globe. All the items we offer to the general public are high quality estate pieces. We do not offer goods with significant flaws or defects.We completely avoid items with issues. You can expect the items we sell to have reasonable wear and tear. Due to the large volume of goods we deal in we cannot describe items in minutia. We do our best to give you an accurate condition report in our description of the items. We have expert woodworkers and re-finishers on staff to service any piece of furniture we offer. We represent all merchandise in absolute good faith and to the very best of our ability. If you would like to find out about any number of our services, including appraisals and restoration, please ask us about our website for more information. We deliver within a 250 mile range of zip code 01105 for a low cost flat rate. We specialize in New York City and Boston deliveries at extremely reasonable rates.
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