Thursday, May 15, 2014
THIS Is A Pretty Cool Item. I Picked It Up Last Friday Morning At The Estate Sale Where I Snagged The Grete Jalk Sofa. What Is It? It's A Danish Modern Shoe Cabinet! Not Something You're Gonna Run Across Every Day. Status: Available!
I had no idea that such an item even existed. Who needs what looks like a chest of drawers...for their SHOES?! Well, I certainly don't...but now that I know that there is such a thing, well...of course! I can see why this would be a desirable item.
I'm neither a neat freak nor a shoe horse (is that a thing...like a clothes horse?) so I really have no use
for such an interesting piece, but I can see why someone who is interested in great furnishing and
great fashion could really need this. This, the Grete Jalk / France & Sons sofa and a bunch of Peter
Hvidt / France & Sons pieces were all in this little...and pardon my judgmental statement...crap box
of a house located in Belleville Il.
I wasn't even sure that I was at the right place when I pulled up to the house. It really didn't look like
it would be the kind of place that would have some serious Scandinavian modern furnishing inside.
But sure enough, it did! Some of the nicest stuff I've seen at an estate sale in a while too. Some of
the pieces didn't sell at the sale and are currently available at Keil's in "downtown" Belleville.
There's an amazing desk and a beautiful side board with a long sideways sliding tambour door. Both
were much cheaper at the sale too...but still not cheap by any measure. It just wasn't that kind of
sale. Still, did pretty good. I'm happy with my take. This piece isn't perfect, but it's still a fairly rare
find. I'll have it cleaned and tagged up soon and ready for a new home. Drop by the booths to see
what else is new!