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My mom gave me her china cabinet that my grandfather bought

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My mom gave me her china cabinet that my grandfather bought for $600 from his employer in Houston who was a doctor when he we about 7 . He passed away in the early 80's he was 74/76. It's two pieces with colored lead flowers on two bottom doors and original bubble glass on top doors with same floral carving throughout all the wood. And has beveled mirror. But I found 3 notches under the top part in two places each notch the same size. Would u know any cabinet maker how marked their pieces with that. A friend said it seems like a Hepplewhite? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Esther earnest
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.

Hi Esther,

Your piece is Art Nouveau manner from circa 1900. Hepplewhite pieces have clean straight lines with little ornate decoration.

Without a maker mark who made this cannot be definitively stated. The notches are not a maker mark.