August 31, 2014
Cat and Fish were improbable best friends but they since they were cast that way they’ve made it work. Sure, Cat can lose its head every now and again but Fish sticks close by anyway.
A cute Chinese teapot. It is in good condition and is 5 1/2 inches tall.
August 30, 2014
It’s big and blue, hence the clever title for this post. No worries though, I won’t hurt myself through self-congratulatory back patting.
Anyway . . . This is an interesting storage piece. It has 14 drawers over a storage cabinet with shelf that is accessed by two doors.
It is 38 1/2 inches wide, 15 1/2 inches deep and 55 1/5 inches tall. It’s a bit on the heavy side but manageable by two or more people.
August 29, 2014
Probably from the turn of the century, plus or minus a few years these oak book cases are spectacular finds. They were originally in a library in western New York, in the Finger Lakes region.
Each shelf level is removable meaning these can be easily hauled up stairs, into garret apartments or even hauled home on the bus.
The smaller unit consists of seven tiers and is 87 1/2 inches tall, 52 wide and just over 10 inches deep. $750
The larger one has nine levels and measures about 110 inches tall, 51 wide and just over 10 inches deep. $875
Of course use of one or more of the sections is optional, but due to slight variations in width the shelves are not interchangeable between the units.
August 28, 2014
1960 Drexel Declaration walnut extension dining table, model number 851-340-37. It’s the immediately recognizable ‘squished circle’ shape that declares Declaration.
We are fortunate to still have the leaves and the set is in good condition overall. There are a few small scratches, a repaired piece of veneer on one edge and a slight mark on the table top. The mark is not immediately visible, but can be see in oblique light where the texture of the surface reflects light differently. It is shown in the slide show below.
When set up with out the leaves the table is about 44 inches in diameter. Each leaf is 22 inches wide.
August 27, 2014
Vintage home-built coffee table. Made in 1960 by Mr. Woods for Mrs. Woods and now, 54 years later needs a new home. It is a neat piece, crazy long at 85 inches but then not terribly wide (21 inches max.) and the usual coffee table height of 15 inches.
Alternatively it’d make a memorable body for a bass guitar.
Who cares that you can’t play if you’ve got the biggest bass either side of the Pecos and your amps go to 11?