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Vintage St Charles Kitchen Cabinets (Set of 20) Excellent Condition - $2400 (Northshore)
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Post# 781225   9/3/2014 at 22:41 (1,998 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Post# 781260 , Reply# 1   9/3/2014 at 23:33 (1,998 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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These are stunning! I love St. Charles cabinets. That's also a fairly large set.

Post# 781265 , Reply# 2   9/3/2014 at 23:36 (1,998 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Where have I seen that pic before?

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Seems like it was on Retro Renovation....I dunno. Internet is so chocka-blocka with pics anymore.

Post# 781267 , Reply# 3   9/3/2014 at 23:45 (1,998 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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I think this set has been around a while. But I'm with you; the pic looks familiar.

Post# 781271 , Reply# 4   9/3/2014 at 23:52 (1,998 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
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Those St. Charles cabinets are older ones, and the kitchen is a later design. The louvered doors in two of the base cabinets are the giveaway; St. Charles stopped doing that in later years.

But look at the DW installation, with the canted counter area. That's a later design conceit than the cabinets.

Methinks this might be a retro-themed kitchen built around vintage St. Charles, and someone appropriated photo material for whatever reason.

Post# 781315 , Reply# 5   9/4/2014 at 07:31 (1,997 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
I don't know...

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I'll bet the dishwasher canted out like that is original design to this kitchen from St Charles.  Only one of the many St. Charles kitchens I've seen locally didn't have this feature for the dishwasher, even in a couple where this shouldn't have been allowed for space and aesthetic reasons.

Post# 781316 , Reply# 6   9/4/2014 at 07:40 (1,997 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

In a hurry and on autopilot the odd angle of the dishwasher would probably have me in the hospital, the first week.  It is attractive, the functional  aspect gives me pause.

Post# 781345 , Reply# 7   9/4/2014 at 12:13 (1,997 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I really like the way that dishwasher was installed, but using a kitchen sink with a cabinet in your face, glass doors or otherwise, is something I couldn't handle. I suppose the home's plumbing configuration dictated where the sink could go, but it would be much nicer where the cooktop is located. They're still very nice cabinets.

the real Saint Charles...

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Post# 781353 , Reply# 8   9/4/2014 at 12:55 (1,997 days old) by fisherpaykel (BC Canada)        
Sandy Somethings not right re ventilated cabinet

I presume that is a ventilated pull out vegetable drawer cabinet, am I correct?, and too bad we don't have those today. Great glass upper cabinets.TT,like your real St.Charles!!!

Post# 781367 , Reply# 9   9/4/2014 at 14:08 (1,997 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Beautiful cabinets; I'd love to have them.

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The ventilated cabinets usually held built-in trash receptacles. The theory was that allowing air to flow would keep the odors down. In practice, it never worked unless one removed all the trash at the end of every day. My Parents had a similar Geneva kitchen in their NYC house and they ended up having to put a plastic Rubbermaid trash can at the end of a line of cabinets where there was precious little space because they had planned to use the very spiffy pull-out trash can with an automatic lid that opened with the cabinet door. That was aborted after the first week we lived in the house. We didn't recycle back then but that can became the receptacle for all the washed-out glass jars that were destined to go to my Grandmother's house.


Some drawers were also ventilated for so-called "bread-boxes". They might have worked for bread storage in the old days, but they became mold incubators for the contemporary breads that came from the store wrapped in plastic. That drawer became the odds 'n' ends storage. I was very fond on that tinned-steel insert with the lid that smelled like yeast and mold even after 16 years of no bread.

Post# 781632 , Reply# 10   9/5/2014 at 11:41 (1,996 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The crystal on the lowest shelf looks like Lismore. The candle sticks on the second shelf look like Baccarat.

Love "the real St. Charles."

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