Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Just Look At This Majestic Lane "Perception" China Cabinet. Don't You Need This Modestly Sized Display Piece? Status: Just In And (Holy Cow!) Already Gone.
Sunday proved fruitful even though there was some rain in the afternoon. I managed to get the pair of teak and glass end tables cleaned up and photographed for the blog AND I made a little trip down to south city to pull this out of a basement that the owner needed cleaned out for incoming renters. Yup, basement booty!
It had been listed on craigslist as an Oak china cabinet but I recognized the woven details right
away and just knew it was another piece from the Lane Perception line. OK, full disclocure...it's
not marked "Lane" so I'm not 100% sure about that...but c'mon, it's gotta be...right?
Just check out the woven details on each side of the lower doors. Classic Lane Perception. Plus,
it's subtle enough to "Mesh" (ah ha! get it...mesh?) with tons of other lines and makers. This isn't
high end or anything though. The doors are made of that same super tough stuff that clip boards
used to be made of. The backing is the same sorta paper board but not as heavy duty.
I haven't had time to give it a proper cleaning. I gave a quick once over just before shoot the pics
but it could stand a bit more attention. There are a few edges here and there that have been
rubbed free of stain that could use a little touch up. And then there the chipped and cracked glass
door that I didn't even notice until I got home. How'd I miss that?
Well, when the doors are closed the chipped bit is almost completely hidden. And the rest of the
glass was so clean that I didn't even look for cracks! Oh well. Should the next owner feel it
necessary a new door could easily be made for it at a glass shop. I wouldn't think it would be too
pricey either since it would be a simple shape to cut.
And it's so hard to even see with the door shut! Anyway, the seller (again) was taken aback by
the fact that I hadn't brought a truck or van. "Whoa, wait...do you think it'll fit in that little car?"
::sigh:: Well, let's have a look and find out. Of course it fit in Frank! Completely! With the hatch
shut! It's still in there! OK, that last one probably shouldn't have an exclamation point. That's a
But it's nice to have a car that you can store a china cabinet inside of! All of this means of course
that I can easily deliver this to YOUR front door...if you live in the immediate St. Louis area that is!
Otherwise, it'll probably end up either at the Parking Lot Sale June 2 or in the Modtomic Mall
Booth, both at the Green Shag Market - 5733 Manchester Ave St. Louis, MO 63110.