If you read yesterday's post about the estate sale at the 1806 house -- the one being demolished -- you know we didn't get the plates I'd gone back for, but ... we did get this:
|An actual period an-tee-cue! A cherry stand, with tiger maple drawer front.|
Lovely wood, handcut dovetail joints, nice light Sheraton style turnings. Love.
And a good buy in the last hour of the sale!
Not cleaned up yet. And yes, it's got a few issues.
I don't know why, but I like burn marks on antiques.
Makes me wonder about the husband who got scolded for it! :-)
Miss Gilda Von Tease says, Excuse me, but why are you photographing
some old table, when I am right here, posing?
At another estate sale, we picked up a lovely matelasse bed coverlet, with two shams,
and a bedskirt, for ten bucks. I'd show you, but it's downstairs in the laundry area.
Also known as The Dungeon. I don't do The Dungeon unless I have to.
On Monday, S-I-L Phyllis and I ventured to Philadelphia's swanky
Main Line neighborhood, to take a look at some Craigslist chairs.
Not surprisingly, they came home with us.
Two of these:
Oh I do love these chairs.
They look like chubby little ladies, don't they?
Then, there were these two, and they also came home with us.
Nice carvings. On all 4 chairs.
They are clustered around the sunroom table now,
but they can easily pinch-hit in the dining room. Useful.
One fly in the ointment -- I had to take a table along
with the four chairs. It's a square tile-topped table,
and Dylan DiPoochy says if you can look past his gloriousness,
you can see it leaning up against the walnut cupboard in our kitchen.
Sometimes when you do Craigslist or eBay or
do other thrifting, you end up with excess stuff.
This is a perfectly fine table, but we don't need it.
I stopped at Goodwill to donate it, on the way hone,
but Goodwill's reception center was not open.
Turns out, that was okay.
Howard says he can use it in The Dungeon. Works for me.
As long as I don't have to go downstairs and visit it ... Cass
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