Antique Mahogany Music Cabinet

This piece is a well-built antique mahogany music cabinet. It has some pretty inlay on the top and the glass is original “wavy” glass.. yumm!!



This picture looks like it is floating, but I took the picture when it was laying on its side!!


There was some severely bubbling and cracking veneer on the one side which I removed with a putty knife up to the point where it was no longer loose. I then sanded the remaining veneer down to fade into the base wood. I was concerned about this process, but once the piece was painted I can’t see the “repair” at all… GREAT!!

The AFTER shots..


I refinished the top by sanding it with progressively higher grit sandpaper (from 100 to 220) and then applied a coat of dark walnut stain. I then applied two coats of wax to the top to protect the surface and then buffed it after it was dry.


The original knobs and even the key!!! Someone was looking out for me the day I found this one! I painted the cabinet in Aubusson chalk paint (2 coats) then I lightly distressed, waxed and buffed it.


The inside of the cabinet has a lot of storage potential and some great shelves! I removed the old, super gross fabric that was glued to the wood of the top two shelves and replaced it with cork shelf liner.. The next owner can adhere fabric to the shelves that would coordinate with their space as the liner can be easily removed!


Did I happen to mention the glass is original and each one if those pieces is actually a pane? The wood is not just laying on top of the glass but is true mullion… very pretty!

Well as gorgeous as I think this piece is, it is heading up the highway to the Lucketts Spring Market!

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear what you think about the music cabinet!

Until next time…

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  1. Susan, thank you so much for coming by Quirky Vistas and making me laugh! I hope you are right now kicked back enjoying some hot fudge. I am so glad you left me a message so I could come here and find you. I need the inspiration that you obviously have to give. I just rescued a 60’s era hutch from the trash about an hour ago. I’m going to dive right into it tomorrow. I need to look around your site for some ideas.


  2. Oh Susan! This looks terrific and aren’t you crreative with that veneer damage. I’ve got a few pieces in the same condition. I’ll definately try this. Great luck and fun at Luckett’s next weekend too!!!


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