Thursday, November 11, 2010
Got Off Work Early Today and Stopped By the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Found a Nice China Cab. Status: Service With A Smile!
Sorry for the poor image quality. Bad lighting coupled with a camera phone equals, well...this. I assure you, besides the minor damage to this piece, the china cabinet is quite striking (as well as VERY reasonably priced!).
The handles are metal. They have a sort of (this might be weird) Blade Runner /
Egyptian / Stargate thing going on. Eh, I don't know. That's just what struck
me when I examined them. I think they are brass and could be polished up nice.
The cab. looks like it might be Kent Coffee but it is not marked anywhere that I
could find. It's sporting a Mid Century Modern meets Craftsman style that
could fit with a lot of different decors.
Some of the details that really "make" this piece. I love that joint detail on the top.
It's unfortunate that most people would never even notice it. The deep window
moldings give the china top some real heft. Strength even. I love it. The angles
remind me a lot of Paul McCobb Planner Group wood furniture. The legs need
some touch up but the inside "support" or "gusset" is a nice touch too.
Here is another little bump that needs a little help. At least it's near the back where
you likely wouldn't see it much. Also shown here is the back. This is important
because, if you look closely you'll notice, this is a ONE PIECE Cabinet. Very hard
to move. I know. I've had one like this before. Thankfully it only had to go right up
the street form me, but still...I helped the new owners move it into their place and it
was a bit of a challenge. You have been warned! But hey, it's only 70 bucks!!! If
someone here snatches this up, please let me know!