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Below is a range found in 20s homes

1920s Davenport
Price: $88.50
Description Finest quality Davenport Sofa


Twenties Davenport Sofa
Bed, Springs and Mattress
Price: From $22.95
Description Price includes the Bed frame, Springs and Mattress


Bed, Springs and Mattress



Portable Bathtub With Water Heater
Price: $41.85
Description Many if not most rural homes in the twenties did not have full indoor plumbing so this was your best chance of having a hot bath, the water heater could be a Gasoline or Kerosine based burner, To use the bathtub you first needed to fill the tank with water ( held 12 gallons ), next light the burner and when ready fill the bath, to empty the bath attach the 6ft length of hose to the water outlet and drain out through the nearest window.


Twenties Portable Bathtub with water heater attached
Range of 20's Oil Lighting Lamps
Price: From $3.75
Description Below are 3 examples of the oil lamp lighting fixtures used during the early 20s. A Hanging lamp designed to hang from the ceiling offering bright light for the room ($17.25), The second sits on an extension pole offering lighting in the local area ($14.25) and the third is a reading lamp ($3.75).


Range of Oil Lighting Lamps



Oil Powered Room Heaters
Price: $4.95
Description As you can see many of the home furnishings and appliances from the early 20's were oil / Kerosine based ( Gas and Electricity was only available to homes in the larger cities )


20s Room Oil Heaters
Hand Operated Washing Machine
Price: $19.25
Description The High Speed Wizard a High Speed Hand Operated 1920s Washing Machine


High Speed Hand Operated 1920s Washing Machine



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Dining room set from the 1920's
Price: China Cabinet $51.45
Price: Dining Room Table $49.45
Price: Dining Room Table Chair $7.85
Price: Dining Room Table Arm Chair $10.75
Price: Dining Room Sideboard $51.45
Description Mid 20's Walnut Veneer dining room furniture set consisting of table and chairs, China Cabinet and a Sideboard, a rough idea of the total cost would be about $250.00 in todays money that works out about $3,000


Set of Walnut Veneer Dining Room Furniture


Late 20s Oil Wick Cooking Stove
Price: $32.95
Description As you can see this is not only much cheaper than the Gas/ Wood-Coal Burning Oven and hob, it was also more practical in rural areas who did not have gas and during the winter would struggle to keep firewood / coal dry. Oil was an important part of the rural way of life offering heating, light, cooking and more because of it's easy storage .


Oil Wick Cooking Stove

Combination Gas Wood or Coal Burning Oven, Hob and Grill
Price: $99.95
Description A combination Gas, Wood or coal burning late Twenties Oven, Hob and Grill, with porcelain enamel ( choose your color from Light Blue, French Grey or light spring green to make for quick easy cleaning and always looking like new.


A Late Combination Gas Wood or Coal Burning Oven, Hob and Grill



1929 Kitchen Cabinet
Price: $57.65
Description Finest Full Size Quality Kitchen Cabinet


Finest Quality Kitchen Cabinet

Queen Anne Style Oak Dresser and Chiffonier
Price: $32.00
Description Queen Anne Style Oak Dresser and Chiffonier


Queen Anne Style Oak Dresser and Chiffonier



Bathroom Set Including Bathtub, Closet and Lavatory
Price: $84.95
Description The bathtub was 5ft long, 30 inches wide and 16 inches deep and you can see the claw feet design,


Early Twenties Bathroom Set Including Bathtub, Closet tank and Lavatory
Chemical Closet
Price: $5.75
Description Most homes including those in the city did not have full running water mains and sewage so a chemical toilet was more often the standard which explains why most were in outhouses outside


Chemical Closet



Portable Phonograph
Price: $29.00
Description A Portable Phonograph from the late 20's, unlike many of the other 20s items , you can find these for sale at reasonable prices at most antique fairs, I included this as they were found and used in so many homes to play music.


Early Twenties Bathroom Set Including Bathtub, Closet tank and Lavatory
Full Size Wind Up Phonograph
Price: $98.00
Description A full size wind up phonograph for your home, the cabinet is made of Walnut Veneer that would look great in any home, the phonograph includes a record storage area, Speakers are extra but 10 needles are included


Full Size Walnut Veneer Twenties Wind Up Phonograph



Player Piano
Price: $485.00
Description Finest quality player piano walnut veneer, One other interesting fact is the weight which is over 800-lbs


Windsor Player Piano
Twenties Refrigerator
Price: $29.98
Description The latest in modern refrigerators with a steel covered with white enamel exterior and a cork lined interior to keep your food fresh, the ice box is large enough to ensure cold air circulates fully around the refrigerator, Refrigerators back in the 20's used the basic principle of filling an ice box with ice which allowed cool air to circulate around your food, cork at the time was the best form of insulation around and meant the ice and food would last longer.


Refrigerator with cork insulation and white enamel exterior



Cedar Lined Chest With Walnut Veneer Exterior
Price: $19.95
Description Keeping clothes safe, clean and stored required a cedar lined chest which was the best barrier against unwanted bugs, beetles etc. from ruining clothes, they were a common piece in the twenties this is just one example of the hundreds you could buy.


Cedar Lined chest with walnut veneer from the 20's
Range of Oil Lighting Lamps
Price: From $3.75
Description Below are 3 examples of the oil lamp lighting fixtures used during the early 20s. A Hanging lamp designed to hang from the ceiling offering bright light for the room ($17.25), The second sits on an extension pole offering lighting in the local area ($14.25) and the third is a reading lamp ($3.75).


Range of Oil Lighting Lamps



Solid Oak Roll Top Desk
Price: $27.95
Description A writing desk was a standard piece of furniture in all the better homes, Oak was the standard, they are quite collectable today if you are lucky enough to find one in good condition.


Solid Oak Roll Top Writing Desk
Range Of Clocks From The Twenties
Price: Ornate Black Enamel Mantle clock $6.25
Price: Cuckoo Clock $12.65
Price: Traditional 8 day Mantle Clock $7.45
Description These are 3 of the most common clocks found in people's homes, a traditional mantle clock and large 8 day Ornate Black Enamel Mantle clock and a very traditional at the time cuckoo clock


Range of Clocks including Mantle clock, Cuckoo Clock and 8 Day Wind Up Clock





A few more examples from around the nation
36x16x16 inch Natural Colonial Style Cedar Chest (trimmed w/satin polished copper) $12.55 Illinois 1923
White Enameled Wicker Baby’s Wardrobe w/folding drawers $24.50 New York 1923
Seven-Piece Set (arm chair, reception chair, arm rocker, rocker, tabourette, bookends, and table) $28.50 Wisconsin 1923
Oak Kitchen Cabinet w/white porcelain top $32.00 California 1923
Metal Bed w/ two-inch posts (includes mattresses and spring) $26.95 Illinois 1923
One brown mahogany Queen Ann Table $145.00 Wisconsin 1924
One Old English Table, six chairs, and Buffet $148.75 Wisconsin 1924
Children’s Hartman Wooden Wardrobe Trunk (w/cushion top, locking bar, shoe box, laundry bag, and garment hangers, for boys or girls going away to school) $85.00 Wisconsin 1924
High Grade Wilton Rugs From $75.00 Wisconsin 1924
9x12 Axminster $45.00 Wisconsin 1924
Three Piece Living Room Suite (couch and two chairs) $145.00 to $400.00 Wisconsin 1924
Wrought Iron Bridge Lamps $2.89 Wisconsin 1924
Queen Anne Cedar Wood Chest $25.15 Sears Home Shopping Catalog 1927
14 piece living room set $139 Illinois 1928
Belber's Wardrobe Travelling Trunkt $53.95 Sears Home Shopping Catalog 1927
Walnut Finished Genuine Simmons Bed (w/five filler rods in each end, high grade link fabric springs, and all cotton Liberty mattress $19.85 Illinois 1928
Three Piece Jacquard Velour Living Room Set (W/Beautiful Carved Frames damask-colored reverse side of cushions, spring edges) $95 Wisconsin 1928
Three Piece Mohair Living Room Set (84-inch davenport, club chair, and wing chair, reversible spring filled cushions) $198 Illinois 1928
Eight Piece Dining Room Set (Suite) (60-inch buffet, oblong cut-corner extension table, five dinner chairs and host chair w/velour or tapestry upholstery) $79.00 Wisconsin 1928
Eight-Piece Suite in Walnut Combination (buffet, host chair, five dinner chairs, and table w/six legs and decorative stretchers) $149.00 Illinois 1929