Vintage 8-Foot Oak and Glass Retail Display Case with 4 Sliding Doors - Located in Memphis, TN. This is a marvelous and unique...It's eight feet long and two feet wide (dimensions are a couple inches shorter in the interior), and the interior height is 27 inches (overall height is 34½ inches). I inherited it when I bought a 90-year-old house in West Virginia some 30 years ago.
I refinished it back in the'90s and it's held up very nicely. There is some broken wood on the bottom trim on one corner (left side), but that trim is just 1½ inches wide by ¼ inch, so it could be replaced pretty easily and very cheaply. The case interior is wired for lights and has an on/off switch on the bottom at the back of the case.
I have never hooked lights up to it but I'm sure it still works (or could be rewired if it doesn't). It would be neat to have the interior lights working, but I've used it for three decades without them. There are also three adjustable shelf brackets installed in the case and it comes with three steel shelf holders for 14-inch shelves...You don't find them that big at Home Depot any more. You could build a 14x94 inch oak veneer shelf (I'd recommend at least 3/8 inch wood) and it would be pretty sweet. Depending on what you display, you might build a second shelf as well (perhaps only 10 inches wide that would be the top shelf). But since you might display very large items, it's pointless for me to build stuff that you may never need or use. The case features four sliding doors in the back, which all work perfectly and are removable for moving purposes. The glass on the top of the case is solid ¼ inch glass (strong enough for a bowling ball collection) and also removable when needed.
I added the center dowel (made of oak) in the middle of the case to ensure the top glass had plenty of support. Bottom line, this display case is gorgeous and primarily made from solid oak. I think most of the glass is original but I can't be sure as I'm not the original owner.I imagine the case is 55-70 years old but it was in a residential house when I found it, so I'm not sure. Back in the day, the house was part of a lumber mill, so it's possible this display case had items for sale in the lumber mill office. No clue how it was originally used, but the possibilities today are endless. If you need a centerpiece display case capable of displaying large collectibles, you can't beat this. I have a van that will hold it and will deliver it up to 50 miles for free. But if it doesn't sell, I will move with it and it will continue to be a proud addition to my household. The item "Vintage 8-Foot Oak & Glass Retail Display Case Sliding Doors Memphis Location" is in sale since Thursday, June 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Retail & Services\Racks & Fixtures\Display Cases". The seller is "comixjoint" and is located in Cordova, Tennessee. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.