July 24, 2013
If it weren’t for the need to make a living and animalistic requirements for social interaction at even the barest level I’d probably be a an eccentric hermit.
If so you could bet there’s be a lot of reading going on and a table like this would be essential. It’s a comfortable middle size (40 1/2 by 30 inches, 32 inches tall at most) and the top is sloped to hold the material you’re working on at a comfortable angle. This slope provides the secondary benefit of ensuring that one’s piles of books can only get so tall before tumbling off, thereby providing an automatic desktop cleaning service.
It also has two spacious drawers for papers, writing utensils, measuring devices, compass dividers and other arcana that might be needed by an eccentric recluse.
In good condition.
February 23, 2013
Long and lean, this farm style table is a great piece. Perfect for separating warring siblings but skinny enough that one could plan a sneak attack upon the best bite* of your spouse’s dinner.
Given the materials and construction techniques of this table I suspect it is less than 20 years old. It is in very good ‘rustic’ condition and measures 30 inches tall, 24 1/2 inches across and 78 1/2 inches long.
*The best bite is that part that of any meal that is the perfect mix of all your favorite parts. Inevitably this is also the part which will be consumed if you offer to share “a bite” of your food. In my experience this is not usually malicious, but with the right furniture and proper planning it could be.
February 22, 2013
This is a great old piece. It likely started life as a wardrobe but shelves have been added to make it a storage cabinet where you can conveniently hide the stuff you need to store but don’t want to look at.
It is in good condition and measures 68 1/2 inches tall, 38 3/4 inches wide and 17 1/2 inches deep.
October 29, 2012
I’d guess that this case once bore a thin skin of cloth but if so it is long gone. This is actually to our advantage because it is striking looking and would make a great decorative piece.
It measure 34 inches wide, 21 inches deep and when closed it is about 11 inches thick. It is in OK shape there are two longitudinally split boards and one of the leather handles is broken. Unfortunately we don’t have the key for the locks either.
October 26, 2012
An interesting mirror with wooden bird-cage style doors over the glass.
It’s like seeing yourself in jail, except you’re still beautiful and looking in from the outside. Don’t worry, the grill section is actually two doors and they swing open for those days you’re feeling like making a jail break or you need to really see what’s going on.
This faux vintage mirror measures about 31 inches wide by 35 inches tall. $70
June 7, 2012
Yesterday we showed a little green cabinet that didn’t take up too much room as an option for storing things in small living spaces. The other classic gambit is to go up, vertical is a valuable, versatile friend when you don’t have a lot of horizontal space.
This great old cabinet has a small foot-print of only 19 inches deep and 17 inches wide but it stands 49 inches tall. There are three drawers and a cabinet so you can put lost of different stuff in here. It is in good condition although a paint job might be in order at some point down the road (but be careful sanding since it is probably lead paint).