We bought these several years ago at an auction, and George & I manhandled them into the shop. HEAVY!!! Luckily, a man happened to be walking down the street, & he jumped in and helped us out. The kindness of strangers!
At first they were display pieces, but after a couple years, I decided to sell them. No takers. Lots of folks admired them, & said the price was very reasonable.....but no takers. I gave a downright cheap price to anyone who seemed remotely interested.....but no takers. A few people said they would be back to buy them.......but none ever came back.
This went on for a couple years. They needed to go, the shop keeps getting fuller, and these HEAVY stoves were in the way.
So what is a shop owner to do? Sometimes tough decisions have to be made.
In the past, we have had big pieces of furniture that didn't sell. Especially organs. We took them apart, and the individual "architecture" pieces sold.
So..........we took the stoves apart.
We salvaged anything we could, starting with the cool doors.
We debated awhile, then decided to go ahead and keep the side panels.