In my parent’s house is this cute vintage piece of furniture. My mom has always had this piece in their dining room and used it in some way as a buffet table.
My dad’s mother gave it to my parents probably around 1965 or so. Before that it lived in my grandparent’s home. My dad remembers it growing up as a little boy. We’re just not sure what this piece of furniture originally was. There are marks on the top leading me to believe that there was once some sort of top on it. I could see it with an open plate rack type of top, like a Welsh dresser, but I have no idea if that’s what this piece had on it.
My grandmother is the one that changed the hardware years before she gave it to my parents. I really wonder what the original hardware looked like. My mom did the antique white finish to it around 1970… (Amazing how that type of finish, to paint and then glaze over it, is popular now too. What goes around, comes around.)
A good way to judge the age of a piece of furniture is by the construction of the drawers. This drawer’s dovetailing was machine made, so it probably was made after 1900.
I love the simplicity of the square back leg, and inset sides with the cute turned front legs and round front feet.
This pair of Abingdon vases that sit on top were my grandmother’s too, as was the gorgeous framed print hanging over the single drawer mystery piece of furniture.
I think this print was actually originally a calendar that my grandmother had matted and framed.
If you think you know what this mystery piece of furniture is, let me know, we’d love to hear from you!
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