Early 20thC Mahogany & Inlaid Gramophone Cabinet from Wm. Whiteley of London
An attractive period piece dating from around 1896-1926, complete with working* gramophone and bearing the name of a renowned London department store, having a figured circular hinged top secured on a metal stay, line inlaid and with signs of previous repairs & restoration, opening to reveal a gramophone turntable & playing arm, over a frieze with decorative inlay of urns & swags, over a small 2-door compartment with brass drop-handles in the form of suspended fish, the doors secured on ball catches, all on tapering & out-swept square legs with line inlay, connected by bowed cross-stretchers supporting a small circular under tier, this lovely cabinet will charm in any elegant home and, whether for home entertainment or purely for show, it's an ideal talking point that is sure to attract the admiring attention of your returning guests.
*According to the previous owner, it's in working order and comes with a selection of 78rpm records, including The Ink Spots, Victor Sylvester, Johnny Ray, Frankie Laine, Doris Day & Yehudi Menuhin but I haven't attempted to play any of these, so I cannot confirm that's the case.
Dia. of Top 49.5cm (19.5") & O/All Height with Lid Closed 81.5cm (32")
This is a period piece from early in the 20thC so you may expect some wear & tear and cosmetic blemishes commensurate with age and normal use but, barring some old repairs to the veneer on the top and other minor deterioration in the same area, it's in good, clean & sound condition, ready to take its place in your home.
THE DELIVERY COST WILL VARY, DEPENDING ON THE BUYER'S LOCATION AND IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SELLING PRICE OF THE ITEM
I will deliver this item myself for £15 only within a 25 mile radius of Brackley in Northamptonshire, £35 only within a radius of 26-50 miles or up to £75 only within a radius of 51-100 miles. Where possible, I will quote at commercial rates for distances over 100 miles or try www.shiply.com for couriers with part loads but, in all cases where you are considering a purchase, please let me have your PostCode so I may confirm the delivery cost. Alternatively, you are welcome to collect the item yourself.
I am open to enquiries from outside the UK and I can arrange shipment to the USA & Europe. However, please bear in mind that shipping costs may be prohibitive and will include my own expenses.
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This item may be viewed, by appointment, at Brackley in Northamptonshire, UK.