Antique Liquor Cabinets
Antique Liquor Cabinets are original pieces of furniture designed to store bottles of alcohol.
Liquor cabinets are essentially small bars that were used to hold various bottles of liquor, and were increasingly popular in America during the early 1900s. Liquor cabinets were initially invented to hide alcohol during the prohibition period, and because of this they were often designed to resemble different types of furniture such as hutches or vanities.Brief history and description
Liquor cabinets can come in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes, and are made from numerous different types of wood such as oak, walnut or pine.
Guide for collectors
French inlaid liquor cabinets are considered to be highly rare and valuable, as well as liquor cabinets that are made out of walnut. Art Deco liquor cabinets are considered to be rare, but not necessarily the most valuable.
Restoration of an antique liquor cabinet is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring an antique liquor cabinet may decrease its value.
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A walnut liquor cabinet (82" in height, 36" wide and 18.5" deep) is worth around $1,200.
An antique Italian liquor cabinet (circa 17th/18th century) with Quaker-like legs and carved figures (41" x 27" x 13") is worth around $1,300.
Grand View Antiques & Auction in Roanoke, Alabama sold a possible Stickley Arts & Crafts oak liquor cabinet with a carved and hand-painted inset (38" x 22" x 18") for $700 in November of 2008.
A German Art Deco liquor cabinet with a drawer, mirror cabinet and mirrored top (circa 20th century; 51.5" x 17" x 30.5”) is worth between $1,000 and $1,500.
An antique solid quarter sawn oak liquor/wine cabinet (38.25" x 16.75" x 16.75") is worth around $600.
Blue Dolphin Antiques in Northport, ME sold a French inlaid liquor cabinet (25.75" x 18" x 37 3/8") for $2,350 in October of 2005.
A mahogany and satinwood Art Deco liquor cabinet (circa 1930) is worth around $1,100.
A French marble-top and bronze liquor cabinet (circa late 19th century) is worth around $1,600.
(All values based on auction results from Liveauctioneers.com)
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