This is the beautiful antique I found on Craigslist last week.
It was an old listing and I was sure it would be
sold. But it wasn't and it was just in the next
town. So it was meant to be mine.
We were able to get it into our van and
drive home with back doors tied open.
Larry unloaded it and I gave it a cleaning.
I used Murphy Oil Soap and water.
It's in good shape for such an old piece.
Even the back wood is original.
I decided to load it up with lots of silver.
That look didn't work for me
so I switched everything out and filled
it with white and cream pottery.
I love, love the crown details and the
heavy side scrolling.
Love the carved flowers that arch each
of the glass door.
Love the deep carvings on the bottom doors.
Love the storage on the bottom,
and look at those two hidden drawers.
Secret compartments if I ever saw one!
Lots of carved detail. I wish I knew more
about this piece: age, style, history.
The perfect thing for me also was it's size.
It needed to be narrow to fit into my hallway.
I had been looking for something
unique for this space ever since I gave my
daughter the 2 etegeres that were here
previously. Click HERE to see.
The top is quite deep so I raised it up with
scrap wood boards.
I gathered a few things for the top, a basket,
3 Ball jars and a painting my granddaughter
did 4 years ago. She didn't like it,
I kept it and now it has a spot.
I borrowed an old key from another
antique piece until I can find one.
Oh! and the price was perfect too.
Links: Between Naps On The Porch,
Under The Table and Dreaming,
Coastal Charm, Creative Cain Cabin,
A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style