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Monday, April 18, 2011

Sculpture and Gothic Ornament


Who knew the Salvation Army's thrift store had real antiques?
Surrounded by cheap and ugly furniture, this hand carved oak gothic cabinet was very out of place.

The wood is oak,  the finish is the original paint, with an interesting chased brass lock. The wood is  solid, no veneer. It's big too, at least 34 inches tall and almost 48 inches across. It's very heavy, and that's without the black and white marble top!

Classic linen-fold pattern



By the time I arrived, a woman had claimed it for her own. Thank God as it saved me from buying it. 
It was a total deal as it was half price day, hers for $100.00! All I had to do was enjoy looking at it. No regrets.

4 comments:

Theresa Cheek said...

I can see you dragging that sucker out of there though! It was a steal at 100.00!!! I love the lock and linen fold edges. I would love to know what its future will be.

Angeline-Marie said...

It is amazing the things found at the thrift stores. A sense of adventure and treasure hunting...and score!

How would you have used it?

meesta David said...

Theresa,
I hope I talked them OUT of stripping it. The husband thought if the wood was oak then he should see oak. Not a good idea with the original limed finish in good condition.

Angeline-Marie,
It's true. There's a part of our brains hard wired for hunting. It doesn't have to be food, just the thrill of the hunt.... I've also learned that any object can be"worthless" or a treasure depending on who/whom? is looking at it.

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Mike Turner said...

Wow...what an amazing piece!