Hunt board used for display, serving


June 26, 1994|By Anne McCollam | Anne McCollam,Copley News Service

Q: Enclosed is a picture of a piece of furniture that I am curious about. What was it used for, what is its vintage and its value?

A: You have a factory-made Edwardian hunt board. The style was inspired by 18th-century designs, along with the fashionable trends of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Objects were displayed or stored behind the glass doors. Drinks and refreshments could be served from the top. The vintage is early 1900s. Its value is $800 to $900.

Q: We have a Coke machine that we've had for about 25 years. It is in good condition and works. The machine was made by Cavalier and has the model number "C51." On the side are the words "Here's a Coke for You in Bottles." As far as we know, everything is original.

L Please give us any information on the machine and its value.

A: Cavalier was one of the major manufacturers of "Coca-Cola" vending machines. It was probably made around 1940. According to a market analyst, the prices have leveled off and even fizzled out 15 percent to 20 percent. "Shroeder's Antiques Price Guide" lists a Cavalier model No. C51, in excellent original condition, at $650 and a Cavalier model No. C51, in mint condition and restored, at $2,000.

Letters with pictures are welcome and may be answered in the column. We cannot reply personally or return pictures. Address your letters to Anne McCollam, P.O. Box 490, Notre Dame, Ind. 46556.

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