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Item for sale... ~ Mid Century KLING HIGHBOY ~
Here's another really nice vintage find. It's not everyday that you find a piece like this vintage SOLID Mahogany highboy chest of drawers. I've owned this for quite some time and personally used it with great satisfaction but it is time now to let it go to another good home. This beautiful piece is constructed of Genuine Solid Mahogany and premium Mahogany veneers. It's a real eye catcher. It was made by the Kling furniture company and dates to the early 1950's so it's already going on 60 years old. They were one of the premeir furniture makers more than half a century ago. Well known for creating traditional pieces and using solid Mahogany woods, they built furniture to stand the test of time. This piece is no exception. This 10 drawer chest is finely crafted using the best materials that could be obtained combined with old world craftsmanship and furniture making techniques that are almost unobtainable in our throw away society. Every single corner of every single drawer is fully dovetailed and the primary woods as well as certain secondary woods are made from solid cuts of Mahogany and/or Mahogany veneers. Even the insides of the drawers are Mahogany and not just a Mahogany finish. There are complete wooden dust barriers between every drawer. This feature distinguishes a high end piece of furniture as it required far more cabinetry to include this detail. It has such fine elements as the double broken arch pediment that ends in matching carved floral rosettes that flank a fancy carved and turned Acanthus leaf finial. Gracefully beveled and fluted corners on the upper cabinet sit above a nicely figured belt line and just below are half round fluted columns on the lower cabinet corners. The face of the center bottom drawer is shell carved and the body of the cabinet is supported on four Queen Anne style cabriole legs. The solid brass drawer hardware is original to the piece and have pierced backing plates that have a definate Chineese Chippendale influence. The bottom apron is gracefully scroll cut to add that final touch of elegance and class. Those are just some of the many qualities this piece posses.
As far as the condition of the piece it does have a few things that I must mention so please pay attention. The home I bought the Highboy from had pets and unfortunately there are some heavy scratches and gouges in the wood along the bottom edges of the apron and on the top corners or knees of the legs. These are clearly indicated in the more than 40 pics I've provided below. There is also a very small spot where a trim piece along the back edge of the top portion of the upper body has a piece missing. It's about an inch long. The final between the pediments was broken off at some point but has been professionally repaired so that's not really an issue. The only real flaw worth considering is those pet scratches along the bottom edges of the cabinet. The scratched piece can be replaced if you are willing to pay a professional cabinet maker to create a replacement apron. So yes it is repairable and can be completely remedied and yes it will cost you some money. Probably several hundred bucks to have it done but the piece is totally worth it. Or you can simply buy it and live with it which is what I've done for years. It still is what it is... which is an extraordinary fine piece of furniture that will surely increase in value as it gets even older regardless of any flaws. I have priced the piece according to it's condition. If it didn't have the scratches mentioned it would easily bring $2000. But please consider this when making a decision to buy anything that is vintage. The finish is original but naturally shows signs of age and use and has typical imperfections, scuff marks, crazing, minor scratches etc. There is no other damage to this piece. The joints are all tight as new and the drawers all glide with ease. The legs have no damage other than what I have already mentioned and basically the piece is ready to go right into your home without doing anything to it. It's a beautiful piece of furniture that will look terrific in almost any bedroom setting or with any formal decor. I can deliver within a reasonable distance or you can pick it up in person. I can also arrange for shipping anywhere in the U.S.A. Thanks for looking!
The HIGHBOY measures approx. 6' foot high, 35" inches wide and 19" inches deep overall.
Please remember this item is USED! You should expect to find slight imperfections and signs of normal everyday use or age such as scuff marks, scratches, nicks etc. Everything is sold “As-Is”. What you see is exactly what you will recieve. I'm not an expert but my descriptions are always as accurate as possible. My feedback speaks for itself. I've been selling on eBay for more than a decade now so you can bid with confidence that I'm an honest seller of quality items. Please Email me with any questions or concerns BEFORE you bid. Thanks!
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MY SELLING TERMS are as follows… please read before you bid.
BIDDING ON THIS ITEM MEANS YOU ACCEPT “ALL”
THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS!
NO excuses, NO exceptions! If you don't agree to my terms then DON’T bid!
I sell only USED items so ALL SALES ARE FINAL!
NOTE- If you have (0) feedback, very little feedback, any negative past feedback or questionable history, your bids may be cancelled and/or rejected at my discretion. Nothing personal, it's simply business.
1. SHIPPING COSTS & OPTIONS...
Please understand that I do my best to keep shipping costs to a minimum but nothing is cheap these days. Packing materials, travel expenses, eBay fees, PayPal fees, actual shipping costs and my time are all real factors in determining a fair shipping price. The calculator on eBay does NOT always give an accurate quote, especially on oversized items. Items are NOT prepackaged or weighed. Many times there will be additional surcharges applied by the shipping company once the item is actually packed and shipped (This usually applies to larger items). The quote shown on the calculator is merely a guide and should not be considered binding. I'm only human and occasionally I may inadvertently enter inaccurate specs on the calculator which will cause an invalid shipping quote. If the cost seems unusually high or low please notify me so I can check it to be sure it's correct. I don't want my customers to pay any more than they have to for shipping but I can't ship at a loss either just because of a simple human mistake.
BUYERS WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
* I can ship this item anywhere in the USA. Use the shipping calculator to get a quote for shipping to your location. Shipping and handling costs will be whatever the calculator indicates. Some items are going to be expensive to ship due to sheer bulk size and/or weight once they are boxed.
* Local pickup is always welcome and free of any charges at my place in Norristown, PA (19403).
* I can transport this item for a nominal fee to the Twin Tiers area of PA/NY and you can pick it up just North of Mansfield, PA (16946). I am only available on certain days and times but I'll do my best to work with you. Please don't have unrealistic expectations. It may be as long as 2-3 weeks before I'm able to accomodate a pickup at this location but it will save you some money on shipping costs.
* I may be able to deliver for a fee within a 200 mile radius of either mentioned locations or to certain areas of NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE or VA. Please email in advance to find out if I can deliver to your location.
BUYERS OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
* I will gladly ship most small items anywhere in the world. Shipping large items outside of the USA may or may not be affordable depending on the size and/or weight of the item. I will ship to Canada, Mexico, or anywhere else if there is an available shipping method for the item being sold. Use the calculator where applicable to enter your country or postal code and get a shipping quote. Shipping anything Internationally can be very expensive and it can take several weeks for items to arrive so please be patient.
I may add delivery confirmation and/or insurance as I feel necessary to cover the purchase price of this item if shipped within the USA. Insurance may or may not be available on items shipped out of the country. The new rules on eBay state that sellers are supposed to be responsible for every item they sell to include any damage or loss of the item even after it leaves our hands. How ridiculous is that? That's what insurance is for! I can not take personal responsibility for what happens to packages once they leave my hands. It rarely happens but in the unfortunate event that an item is lost or damaged in transit, please notify me immediately and I will file a claim with the shipper. Any monies refunded as a result of that claim will be returned to the buyer. This process usually takes several weeks, so please be patient.
3. SHIPPING TIMES... VERY IMPORTANT!
Please pay attention here. I normally travel several days a week and am frequently out of town on other business for up to a week at a time. As such, I am NOT able to retrieve mail on a daily basis nor am I able to ship on a daily basis. I usually ship once or twice a week but it varies depending on my schedule. I don't always have access to a computer to check emails or answer questions but I do my best to answer inquiries ASAP. If you send me a note and don't get an answer right away I'm probably out of town. I do the best I can to ship items quickly but depending on the type of payment you make, when I recieve the payment and a number of other variables, it will normally be about 1-2 weeks after you make payment before you receive your item. Email me in advance if you need a rush on something. If you're in a big hurry and don't have the patience to wait then please do us both a favor and shop with another seller. I'm only one person and this is not my entire life. Thanks for understanding!
4. PAYMENTS… I GLADLY ACCEPT PAYMENTS SENT THROUGH THE MAIL!
If you would like to send your payment through the mail just email me and I'll be happy to oblige.
I will allow up to 5 "Business" days for mailed payments to arrive. I wait 8-10 Business days for payment to clear my bank before shipping. NOTE... You will incur a $30 FEE for any bounced or returned payments.
I reluctantly accept PayPal but ONLY because eBay is FORCING sellers to accept it.
IF YOU'RE GOING TO USE PAYPAL YOUR PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN 5 DAYS!
I may cancel the sale and sell the item to another bidder or relist it if I don’t receive your payment within 5 days.
Buyers planning to pick up an item in person may pay in cash provided it's within 5 days. If you need more than 5 days to pick up your item you will have to pay in advance of pick up and within 5 days. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars.
I always file a report on NON-PAYING bidders.5. SALES TAX...
PA residents pay 6% sales tax. Also, anyone that picks an item up in person will have to pay PA sales tax regardless of where you live. This will normally only affect people buying large furniture items that can't be shipped out of state but it applies to anyone picking up an item in person.
This generally applies to large items that are too big to ship but includes any item a buyer intends to pick up in person. I am more than willing to keep things for a short period of time (1 week) until you can pick up your item. However, unless we have agreed on other arrangements in advance I will begin charging storage fees after 1 week on things that haven't been picked up at the rate of $2 a day. Items left unclaimed for 30 days or more after the auctions end will be resold and any monies paid by the buyer will be forfeited.
Pretty simple... Your feedback will get mine. I certainly appreciate positive feedback and I will leave positive feedback once I receive yours. If there's a problem of any kind just email me and allow me the opportunity to correct the issue before you resort to leaving neutral or negative feedback. That isn't going to help. I'll do my best to keep a happy customer if you just give me the chance. I encourage all buyers to leave a 5 STAR rating on the DSR panel in order to help me keep my account in good standing with eBay and allow me to continue to offer great deals on quality merchandise.
DO YOU REALLY KNOW HOW FEEDBACK WORKS ON EBAY?
The ridiculous new rules eBay has adopted concerning feedback have not only made things insanely complicated but they've also made it almost impossible to remain a seller in good standing or to even operate a business. eBay now "REQUIRES" sellers to maintain a star rating on the "Detailed Seller Rating" (DSR) feedback panel GREATER than 4.8 stars average. Leaving anything less than a full 5 star rating will cause long term negative impact on a sellers ability to sell on eBay. It takes a full YEAR for low star ratings to fall off of a sellers account. Low star ratings will cause the sellers listings to be made less visible in search results, the sellers listings can be canceled, the seller will be charged higher fees, the sellers account can be suspended or even terminated and a host of other "punishments". Can you believe it? Have you ever heard of a business punishing it's own customers? This really is insane and I really hate even having this kind of verbage on my page but it's IMPERATIVE that buyers realize how critical these star ratings are for sellers and act responsibly. Sellers really need your help more than ever before. In this economy we are all just trying to survive. I know I am. Most normal thinking people would consider 3 or 4 stars out of a possible 5 as a perfectly acceptable rating but eBay considers that a "failure". In order for sellers to remain in good standing on eBay we must recieve a 5 STAR rating in all four categories on the "Detailed Seller Ratings" (DSR) feedback panel. If for some reason you don't want to leave 5 stars in a particular category then please don't leave any star rating at all. That's better than leaving less than 5 stars. I have always done my very best to offer quality merchandise at fair prices and I work very hard to provide buyers the best service possible but some people just can't be pleased no matter what ya do. For the other 99.5% of eBayers, I welcome your business. Thanks for understanding!
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