Show and Tell Friday is hosted by Kelli at There is No Place Like Home
As I stated in my Thankful Thursday post last week, a few years ago when I needed to raise some money I sold my complete bedroom set, keeping only the mattress. Soon after, though, I had to buy a used dresser because it was too hard on my back to be bending down in the mornings to retrieve needed items from a row of plastic crates on the floor. The dresser is a solid mahogany traditional design by Henredon, with a curved front and brass drawer pulls. I found it at one of the local antique shops.
Since then I’ve looked every where for a chest or an armoire to coordinate with the dresser and provide needed additional storage. The problem was that I only liked ones that were priced much higher than my budget allowed.
Last Tuesday I was sitting in the waiting area reading while a part was installed in my old Honda Accord. I was getting stiff after reading some chapters of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Deciding to go for a walk, I went straight to a nearby thrift store. It was just minutes before closing when I noticed a very nice solid cherry wood chest of drawers in a pleasing traditional style. Due to a bit of damage inside one of the drawers and a missing drawer pull, the price was set at $20.00. With tax and delivery fee, it came to just $33. Was I ever thanking the Lord on the way home after getting my car!
Here are a few photos I took the next day when it was delivered.
On the back an old label is pasted
The label indicates a CHEST ON CHEST with a stock number of 115; the finish is TAWNY CHERRY and it is from DAVIS CABINET COMPANY, Makers of Good Furniture, Nashville, Tennessee.
Notice that the brass drawer pulls are similar to those on my dresser.
Since then I’ve cleaned, used an Ethan Allen touchup pen on the scratches, and started using my latest furniture item. I’ve carried over the display of cream porcelain accessories from the dresser to the ‘new’ chest.
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