Art Deco Cocktail Bar Cabinet
(Los Angeles, CA)
With the bar open
Here's one of my favorite Art Deco Pieces...
My Art Deco Cocktail Bar Cabinet.
I've been searching for one of these for years and finally on Craigslist there she was. And priced reasonably too. I said I could pick it up in a few days and it turns out it was priced so reasonably, the guy increased his asking price because so many others after me had offered him hundreds more.
I paid the extra (although to me a deal is a deal) because I had to have this bar.
He bought it in the early 80's and had the finish restored. So it's not the original finish but he said he spent $300 on the refinishing in the 80's and it was a really good job.
The only thing missing is the original glass mirror. He said it was broken so I'd like to find another or at least another copy of mine so I can duplicate it to make my bar complete.
It's a light walnut or maple with lovely birds eye maple inside. Purely wonderful in person.
Original olive martini sticks (on top).
No maker found, but it could have been lost when the refinishing was done.
Anyone know who made this? I assume it's English and from the 30's prewar.
So finally, one of my Art Deco quests have been fulfilled.
Lot of pics on my blog of this bar and other vintage items I own at www.poohbang.com
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