- Get what you didn't get for Christmas!
- Everybody needs an antique blanket box. Use it as a hall bench, coffee table, or storage chest at the foot of the bed! I have four of them, two in grain-painted surface, two stripped and refinished.
-- Photo #1 A grain-painted box in simulated red mahogany from which I removed a coat of yucky brown overpaint. The surface is 20" x 38" and the height 21".
-- Photo #2: Another one in the original grain-painted surface, simulating rosewood. It came from Goodwood, ON. Surface dimensions 19" x 34" and height 17". Dovetailed, with the original cast iron handles.
-- Photos #3 & 4: This one is a hard to find transitional chest perfect for your cottage or country home. Refinished inside and out. It's plus or minus 150 years old, has a distressed top, dovetailed construction with square nails. The surface dimensions are 41" x 18.5" and the height is 24". Lee Valley stays added to hold the lid open (a concession to modernity).
This one is $798., more than the others because it is highly unusual.
-- Photos #5-6: This 19th century chest is of single board construction. Again, the pine boards are one inch thick. It has nicely dovetailed corners and the interior has a candle box plus two drawers. Surface dimensions are 19" x 38.5" and the height is 18.5" I refinished it inside and out, then added Lee Valley cast iron handles. I also added Lee Valley stays to hold the lid upright so you can safely arrange the contents.
-- Photos 7-8: Very similar in age, style and construction to the preceding item. Again, single one inch pine board construction, and Lee Valley hardware added. Surface dimensions are 19.5" x 41.5" and the height is 19". It is somewhat "blonder" than item #5-6.
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