Monday, October 19, 2009

Past Due Tuesday ~ China Cabinet

Welcome to Past Due Tuesday, where all things "vintage" get their due by sharing them with others!
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Today, we again share another beautiful piece of furniture (can you tell we're furniture addicts?). In the five + years that we've been in business, this is the only cabinet like this that we've come across, so we're guessing that there aren't that many around. This cabinet has a center glass-front door with a hand cut, scrolly wood fretwork, a long drawer and turned legs. We love that it has 4 different designs of embellishments (top pediment, fretwork, recessed areas on either side, and pediment on the center support) and they all work together to keep things interesting! The two shelves inside are adjustable and could be for china or maybe some proud woman with a talent for sewing used it for showcasing a quilt collection. We guesstimate it's from the late 1930's - 1940's.

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  1. What a gorgeous piece of furniture. These old cabinets, chests and dressers are wonderful examples of the lost art of making beautiful AND useful furniture.
    Painting these old pieces white just brings out the lovely accents and "gingerbread".
    This is a lovely piece of old furniture.

  2. Hi Jan~ I believe this is a piece of old tell city but don't quote me on it I have a piece not quite as ornate but close to this and my mom has a buffet with a hutch on top very similar also and they are tell city.... I LOVE it in White I am so painting mine! I actually have a gorgeous old buffet in my bedroom about to go white too! Yes I am a full fledged "roomie"! love the blog!