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New (old) coin cabinet
« on: October 17, 2021, 04:39:20 pm »
My recent acquisition. 

The surface was scratched, and damaged with some sort of plastery stuff stuck to parts, but I was able to clean it up and do some basic retouching.  Still a bit of polishing to do.

Not sure how old it is.  Maybe 1950s-60s.  The wood looks like walnut to me, at least the drawer frames.

I have used it for the start of my sestertius collection - Domitian to mid-way through Hadrian - with other items in the double height bottom drawer - though I may try to get coin trays to fit it one day.

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2021, 05:41:06 pm »
A work of art!
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Re: New (old) coin cabinet
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2021, 10:10:24 pm »
That's a nice piece.  A light touch on cleaning may be best.  Furniture acquires patina,  too!
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Re: New (old) coin cabinet
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2021, 12:32:18 am »
Oh my, that is beautiful. Please don't make it too shiny. LOL. Seriously, looks like you have done a great job with it.

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Re: New (old) coin cabinet
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2021, 08:07:17 am »
If you look at the top image you can see a whitish sheen across parts of the front.  Unfortunately, this is not a reflection of light, it is a white stain in the grain of the wood.  There was a strange plaster, with a white mesh incorporated, stuck to parts of the cabinet.  Not sure if it was a construction product, but it looked a lot like a cast for a broken bone.  Anyway, I had to scrape that off with a sharp paint scraper and then go over it with 200 grade sandpaper.  I am working with high quality furniture polish to try to get it out bit by bit.

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Re: New (old) coin cabinet
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2021, 06:10:09 pm »
Lovely cabinet! I think the tray space could be a lot more efficient, a good cabinetmaker could likely modify it a little to hold more coins in a way that is still tasteful.
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2021, 06:35:31 pm »
Perhaps "old Doc Jones" would look at the collection in between setting broken arms.  Certainly, having "M.D." after one's name seems to have a collection-enhancing effect!  Had I known, perhaps I would have paid more attention in Chemistry class...
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Re: New (old) coin cabinet
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2021, 09:05:11 pm »
Very nice!
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Re: New (old) coin cabinet
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2021, 10:04:52 pm »
A beauty!  Probably Mohogany.  They don't make 'em like that any more.

 

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