Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 8: Glass Winchester Store Display Gun Cabinet

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

Highly Desirable Glass Winchester Store Display Gun Cabinet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $9,000 - $16,000

Highly Desirable Glass Winchester Store Display Gun Cabinet

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Description:

This factory store display cabinet was manufactured in the early 1900s to aid Winchester dealers in displaying their Winchester long guns. There is a patch of residue on the bottom of the floorplate where a maker's marked plaque is sometimes found. It is constructed of oak, with full length glass panels and a cathedral top with glass panels. The top frame of door is stamped with either "A12" or "412", which is also hand marked on the bottom. The number on the door was the original identifier assigned to these types of cabinets. It stands approximately 73 inches in height on four legs with the typical brass feet sheathes present, and each side is approximately 18 inches wide. The inside display height is approximately 45 inches. On the inside is a four sided rack that will hold 20 long guns. All four sides are 5/8 inch thick and are marked "WINCHESTER" in white and black bordered red letters with black lettered "PATENT APPLIED FOR" on a white background below. The bottom of the case and the inner edge of the rack is lined with original green felt.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with all of the glass present, some mild wear and fading overall, a larger area of discoloration on the lower right below the door, attractive untouched original crazed varnish on the wood, with minimal handling/storage marks on the balance. A very desirable piece for displaying a Winchester collection!



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