A couple of weeks ago I was in Dallas and had a chance to do some antiquing there. We were on the outskirts of the city and meandered into several little shops and stores. One thing about antiquing is that there is a fine line between “antiques” and “junk” that is often crossed but if you are patient you will come across some real gems.
Here are some of my finds:
An amazing walnut armoire that probably dates to the 1930′s or 40′s. It is such an incredible piece it took my breath away. It has this unique undulating front with book matched walnut veneer and gorgeous handles. The feel of the piece is somehwat delicate because of the smaller size but also masculine with the pronounced wood grain.
Inside it has individual compartments with glass doors and drawers for sweaters and shirts on the right- perfection. On the left is space for hanging clothes.
What a great little piece. The best part about it- it was $295.00! And on sale for another 15% off. In Boston this piece could easily have gone for 10x that amount.
This is a quirky find but it caught my eye because I often see these in antique shops in Boston. It’s an English brass log box to store wood by the fireplace. Another bargain at $125.
Another great find was this walnut bed. I think I have an obsession with walnut- the figuring is just so beautiful. The lines of this bed were simple and elegant. It would be perfect for a traditional or contemporary interior as a way to add rich wood tones to the room. Again, a steal at just under $300.00.
Lastly I can’t help but include probably my best find of the day. This is what I mean by a fine line between antiques and “junk” but if you can’t help but laugh then it makes hunting all the more fun.
Bubba’s Briefcase- looks like they wanted $9.99 for this piece of craftsmanship.
And a Texas sunset to end on…