Not many Edison cylinder phonographs were sold with a record cabinet, and not many cylinder record cabinets survived. Cylinder cabinets run the gamut from tiny single door affairs to incredibly complex arrangements with double bowfront doors and intermeshing shelves, but most were rather utilitarian furniture.
Not so with this substantial oak cabinet, whose imposing dimensions transform it into a veritable giant of cylinder record cabinets. It sits approximately 38 inches tall with original casters, and is approximately 23.5 inches wide and 20 inches deep. Most likely made by the respected Herzog art furniture company, the ball and claw feet give it an aura of importance and high-end golden oak era respectability.
Each of the six drawers held 42 cylinders (the pegs are missing, as always), yielding a grand total of 252 cylinders, an enormous cylinder collection in its day.
The cabinet is in decent original finish condition. There is a bit of typical weathering on the lid. The only minor things I would note would be a little flaking of the wood on the internal beveling of the drawers, not visible with the drawers closed, and small escutcheons absent from two of the original drawer pull knobs.
This cabinet is large and sturdy enough to hold any model of Edison or Columbia cylinder phonograph.
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