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Medicine Cabinet
Medicine Cabinet  

Medicine Cabinet
Medicine Cabinet  
I just bought a white wooden antique medicine cabinet with a glass door for $25.  It's measurements are width 25" depth 11 1/4", and tall 4 inches.  The back has an engraving "Property TOM's Dist -- Not to Be Sold".  I couldn't find any other distinguishing marks.  Is there anyway to appropriate the timeframe of the medicine cabinet.  I absolutely love it regardless of its real value but was wondering if I indeed get a bargain.

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this was a store display unit for the Toms Snacks Company.  i have seen one before that was unpainted which held product.

its about 25 years old and look at it like this, can you have this built for what you paid--nope.

all store display items are salable.  

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In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. robertsantiques@cox.net You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.

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I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.

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