Lots of time spent getting these two ready for the shoppe this week. The store sold several large vintage pieces over last weekend and, by Monday, there were several empty spots in both rooms. Presently, we’re getting a nice full-size vintage bed ready to come over and we’ve redone one of the old china cabinets by giving it a nice contrasting interior to the ASCP French Linen on the outside. I’ll also be getting some very nice antique cottage dressers into new dress and starting repairs on a very old, large Pennsylvania made jelly cupboard. Hoping to finally have some time to build the porch or foyer settees/settles and garden worktables or benches I’ve been trying to do since Christmastime, too.
This is an exceedingly nice French triple dresser, ca 1950s, that was made by the White Furniture Company of North Carolina. White has been out of business for many years now, but was known as one of the best American furniture builders in its time. This triple dresser is solid wood with an almost deceptively bowing front, rams’ head feet, Queen Ann edging and cast bronze drawer bale pulls. It features a dozen drawers, all working as if on ball bearings. It is heavy and large, almost 6′ in length, 22″ deep and 33″ high. I’ve left the top in its original stain, but refreshed it and sealed it.
It is being sold with its original mirror which is apprx 51″ x 39″. and can be mounted on metal stays attached to the back of the mirror and dresser frame. Priced at $475, I think this dresser is a great piece of vintage American workmanship.
This vanity was made in 1935 and Gloria found the old vanity bench in our inventory. Finished in satin “Swiss Coffee” and lightly distressed, it is in wonderful condition and could serve as a desk or work area, as well as its traditional role. Its in the Jacobean style, as evidenced by the large turned legs, and it, also, has nice crafting and build. It measures 4′ wide x 21″ deep x 32″ high. The arched beveled mirror is original and takes the height to well over 5′. Its priced at $345.
Another nice Depression-era piece, this is an old bookshelf side table. These have proven very popular and can serve as a small media center for smaller flatscreens, CDs and DVDs. Ali and Gloria tried out a new ASCP color on this one; “Cream”.
Well, the clock’s headed for 9am and lots to do today. Enjoy the weekend.