Saturday, 1 November 2014

Latest find....what would you do with it? (updated with a surprise)

Sometimes I come across things that I just know I have to have. 
I have no idea (at the time) what I'm going to do with it, but I just had to bring it home. 

 At the beginning of it's life it belonged inside a desk. A rather large desk I would imagine
 18 drawers and two open shelves.
 Great craftsmanship and design.
 But the leather was a bit rough.
The hand cut dovetails tell me that this piece was made sometime before 1860. I love it. 
now to figure out exactly how to finish it. 
Ohhh the possibilities :) 

This morning I wanted to see the inside of the middle section, so I pushed from behind to open the drawers without a knob
 See that middle section?
And the missing knobs?
 The whole middle section came out with 4 drawers in one
 And behind it is two more drawers, a shelf and spot where one drawer is missing!

Coastal Charm
The Dedicated House 


  1. That would be such a great organizer for a craft room or office! Great piece!

  2. Absolutely in my craft room....would hols punches, and stuff!

  3. What an amazing piece! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party: Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse