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I have a vintage mid century modern piece I'd like to find more out about. I can't seem to find a marking other than a sticker on the back that says "Lot NO CE0129. And underneath it says 049 Crossman's van and Sig co inc.

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It is mid century modern. Solid wood. has 4 sliding doors on the front that slide either direction. The doors have neat almost wicker detail, with riveted wood underneath.

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This is a 1950-1960's stereo console with sliding rattan and walnut veneer doors

to access the stereo equipment, drop down for record player.

The maker would have been the maker of the stereo that came in the console, this could have been Westinghouse, Sears, or even a German or Danish maker. The console was gutted at some point, so the exact maker is unknown. You might find a mark on the underside or inside on of the doors, under a shelf, etc, but these were mostly marked by the components and then a small metal tag on one of the doors.

The sticker on the back is one I've seen throughout my life because my father was in the Navy and we moved a lot in the 1970's. This is the military inventory tag that was put on every piece of furniture that was touched by a moving company hired by the government to move a military family in the 1970's.

All of that being said, these consoles are the 'hot' item right now in furniture and interior design. Many people are even refurbishing with bluetooth components. This piece in this condition (a few scrapes and scratches) has a current value of $800 resale on the secondary market. Chairish.com is the best place for selling this style right now but there are many other local sites as well.

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