While all-wood examples in perfect condition can fetch nearly $2,000, those requiring some restoration work may cost as little as $200. In 2020, this oak Sellers Hoosier cabinet in good condition sold on eBay for $850.
I am looking to get an estimated value for this Hoosier. I am not sure of the manufacturer. It is probably from some time in the 1920s – 1930s. It is in excellent condition and has its original hardware, casters, shelves, and tin drawer. It does not have the flour bin. All doors, drawers, and slide outs work properly. There is only 1 flaw on front edge of counter top.Advertisement
Anyhow, depending on where you are located and the supply and demand, you could start as high as $2500 and take (or negotiate with is a better way to say it) the best offer which could be as low as several hundred dollars.
What a fun piece!! Is it marked Hoosier? There were many companies that made these. Not all were marked so you do have to be careful when listing if it is unmarked to either say Hoosier STYLE or Farmhouse Cabinet.
If you are not sure who the maker of the item is please do not list Hoosier. You can say that it is a Hoosier style but that is about it. This is a great piece and the history there is amazing. I have not seen one of these in such a very long time. I remember visiting my great grandmother on the farm and she had one in her kitchen. It was a bit darker wood than the one you have but that could have been because it sat next to the wood-burning stove that she cooked on all the time. Advertisement I think if you live in the right area you could actually sell this for around $1500-2000 because people who have an old farm style home look for items like this to decorate their homes with.
Depending on where you are located and the condition (which the pictures may be deceiving but the wood on the top looks different than the wood on the bottom–if that is the case, that could decrease value–could just be the lighting).Advertisement
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Accessories for Antique Hoosier Cabinets
Antique Hoosier cabinets are known for their distinctive charm as well as the accessories used in the making. Some of these accessories/moving parts include a flour sifter, a spices rack, a dish-rack, a sugar sifter and other movable parts that make an antique Hoosier cabinet unique!
All original Hoosier cabinets have a manufacturer’s mark somewhere on the cabinet – usually hidden from sight. Hoosier hid their manufacturer’s mark so well, it takes a person who known them to find out exactly where their mark is: An ‘H’ on the door fasteners! Other companies that manufactured Hoosier cabinets in the early 20th century used stamps or metal tags with a company logo and date of manufacture.
There’s a book called ‘The Hoosier Cabinet in Kitchen History’, which has in-depth information on all the Hoosier Cabinets ever made by different firms. If you have a specific model, this book can help you identify exactly what model your antique Hoosier cabinet is! You can even head online, since most websites that sell antique and vintage Hoosier cabinets such as Hoosiercabinet.com have photos that can help you identify yours!
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