- Item # 425174
- Qty Available 1
The Radiobar Company was formed by Earnest J. Krause in 1931, in Los Angeles, California. This functional piece of furniture was conceived during the Prohibition era, and was meant to keep one's liquor out of view. In 1936 Radiobar Co. joined forces with Philco Radio, from that year forward Philco chassis were used exclusively in all Radiobar cabinets. And, The Radiobar Co. of America also started building cabinets for Philco’s radio-phonograph combinations.
This particular piece of furniture was manufactured in 1937, model 510-37-650 and sold for $329.95. A hefty price to pay during the Depression Era. (See original catalog photo in images)
As you can see in the original catalog photo, at one time this piece may have had a Philco radio in the lower section of the cabinet. It has since been fully removed. The cabinet has also been painted and the feet removed and replaced with casters. Otherwise, everything else is original.
Included in this lot:
• Original Federal Glass Co. Depression Era Glassware: 4 shot glasses, 6 juice, 8 rocks glasses, 7 tumblers, Bitters bottle - all in excellent condition.
• 6 Decanters: Gin, Scotch, Rye, Vermouth, Bourbon, Brandy
• 4 Aluminum shot glass caps that sit on top of decanters
• Stainless counters and glassware racks, in very good shape.
• Bar Lights (2) mounted on the back wall of the cabinet
• Built-in Aluminum Ice Bucket and Wine Chiller on left side (top).
• Built-in Storage for mixers on right side (top).
• Vintage drink recipe books and unique vintage Bar Aid Rolodex in mint condition.
• Pop-up top with etched mirror
• Lower cabinet for liquor storage there is also a small side door on the lower right side with a lock (key missing) that you could lock your liquor bottles away.
This is an fun piece of furniture with a great history. A little TLC and she will bring to life any room.
LOCAL PICK UP or you arrange your own shipping. Item located on Long Island, NY. Contact us before purchase