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What is this We are at a garage sale lol I took a picture

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What is this We are at a garage sale lol I took a picture looks like a wooden globe the top comes off it stands on a pedastal with three radiating legs and two straight pieces of wood coming out from under the bowl
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 4 months ago.

If the top opens, it looks like a portable liquor set and would have had a set of cordials and a decanter inside.

Value of $50 to $60 retail.

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Expert:  rarewares replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Nora replied 4 months ago.


I hope you purchased this, as it is a rare 19th century Victorian turned wood stand for holding and sorting yarn. The rounded bowl yarn holder at the top with original lid was done by a master millworker. This can easily flip for $300 - $400, and could even be priced as high as $800 - $1200.

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