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Old 01-26-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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What not to do with an antique humidor

First: I have to say I've made some mistakes too. I've learned from them. And I started out with cheapo 50s and 60s humidors.

Check this out: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=020

That is a beautiful box. Quartersawn oak circa 1890s, fantastic! The box was varnished and you can see runs on the edges. Kinda sloppy but not too bad. My main beef is what the guy did to the hardware. Burnishing with fine steel wool will usually clean it and not strip it. This looks like it was chemically treated and it is just STRIPPED! I'm guessing it was all brass plated. and the brass is just...gone.
The interior would look alot better with 3/8" or even 1/4" cedar.

I wish I could snag a box like that.
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:32 PM   #2
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That's a really interesting piece.
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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You can tell the bottom drawer handle is completely wrong...wonder what it used to look like?
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:06 PM   #4
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You can tell the bottom drawer handle is completely wrong...wonder what it used to look like?
That handle looks like it belongs on a cheap screen door.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:42 PM   #5
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I reckon looks crappy now,

if the lower drawer handle had just been a brass knob, that would look alright, but a screen door-like handle. SPEW
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:23 PM   #6
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FAKE

IMHO this is a fake - the corner brass looks like it was added lately
I wouldn't pay 10 bucks for it
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:44 PM   #7
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Re: FAKE

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IMHO this is a fake - the corner brass looks like it was added lately
I wouldn't pay 10 bucks for it
I've seen some others just like it. The brass has just been screwed up pretty badly. It's a very poor restoration. If I were the seller I'd be concerned about those last few bids. Or maybe other bidders should be concerned. It's looking fishy.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:10 PM   #8
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I must have this humidor thing all wrong. It sold for over $600.

I'm feeling pretty clueless.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:36 AM   #9
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maybe the drawer handle was rose gold
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:34 AM   #10
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I must have this humidor thing all wrong. It sold for over $600.

I'm feeling pretty clueless.
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