If it seems like every post is a client file these days, you’re sort of right. I’ve had a lot of commission pieces over the last couple of months and this family heirloom is the last in a long line of furniture that I am lucky enough to have gotten my hands on here lately.
An antique sideboard, or buffet if you prefer. You would not believe the gorgeous glass house where it lives. I have negotiated terms for moving in with them. I have convinced myself they were serious when the said I could have the guest room and even an occasional dip in their master bath garden tub….that actually makes you feel like you’re taking a bath in a garden!! What I wouldn’t give to be in that house during a drowsy rainstorm. But this post isn’t about the house…
This post is about her. About how she’s been around for a really long time.
About how I never get tired of sanding down old quarter sewn veneer and seeing that trademark tiger stripe pattern.
By the way, we had a really fun discussion about quarter sewn or tiger stripe veneer on my Facebook page the other day. If you’re interested in more details, you should check it out, here.
Original brass knobs still intact and an ornate design right at the center bottom. It’s as if the designer said, ‘Let’s give her all these clean cut lines on the top and then let’s make her curvy on the bottom’. That’s how I know “she’s” a girl.
She’s no worse for the wear.
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