FOR SALE Antique Custom Gun Cabinet / Gun Case & Dresser. 1860's? New Orleans

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New Orleans, La
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This gun cabinet belonged to my father, who converted it from an antique armoire into an amazing custom gun case in the early-seventies. The armoire itself was made in New Orleans in the 1800's, though I'm not sure exactly when. I think the wood is mohogany.

Dad collected primarily military pieces, most notably civil war-era long-arms and hand guns. Long-arms stood in each of the 11 "butt-places" in the base, with barrels fit into the barrel rests attached to the inside back of the cabinet. Handguns were "skewered" on appropriately-sized dowels or brass rods run vertically on each side of the back of the cabinet. Bayonets were hung on bayonet mounts, also on the inside-back of the cabinet.

Without a doubt, it is a unique piece. It will require re-lining and refinishing, as well a a couple of minor repairs. My father significantly re-engineered this beautiful piece of furniture, which will display anyone's collection in style.

The gun cabinet has a matching dresser of the same era, but it will also require refinishing and minor repair. I thkink the dresser may be black walnut.

I'd take $1500 for the pair, though I invite you to make an offer.

Have a look at the photos and reach out to me with questions.

Thanks for stopping by :smile:

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