Sunday, March 11, 2012

March Madness

I was set up again last Sunday at Jack Donigian's Milford Antiques Show and business was good. Spring is coming early here in New England, people were out and they were buying, whether for themselves or for the upcoming show season. So that meant that I had to get out on the trail myself.

Among other things I came home with four small wall cabinets. It's funny how things turn up that way, in groups but in different places and on different days. Still, the rule is "Buy it when you see it because someone else will need it or want it."

So far I've only got pictures of one of them, but I'll follow up with views of the others, probably sometime this week.

The one that's ready to go right now is a corner curio cabinet, I think French (rather than French Canadian, which I also like when I can find it) and probably late 19th/early 20th century, I'm sure no newer than the 1930s, before the start of WWII.

Just 22 inches across and 25 inches tall, it's beautifully proportioned and nicely carved around the glazing. The interior was, I think, lined with fabric at a later date, but the cabinet was never drilled or otherwise damaged in order to light it, which from my point of view is a plus.

I think it will make a nice addition to my show stock this year.

See you on the road!