At least not for me.
Every Friday (mostly, kinda, sorta) there is an auction at a local auction house. On Thursday, I have lunch nearby with a friend and wander over to the auction house for their preview. While not all high-end stuff, there are usually a few things of interest. This week, not so much. At least not for me.
They had dolls, some tools, smalls. All the usual auction stuff, just no old furniture. I am getting desperate. My Flickr inventory of un-blogged photos is down to around 5,000. One or two productive weeks and I will be caught up. Then what will I do?
Against my better judgement, I am going to blog about the few interesting pieces in the building. Two of them are actually for next week’s auction. The first is this cylinder desk with bookshelf. Not that old. Machine cut dovetails but solid wood, rabbeted drawers bottoms.
Cylinder desk with bookshelf. Could it be considered Eastlake?
Bookshelf with unique shelf support system.
I think this is the cylinder of the cylinder desk. Click to see the the desk open.
And this is the support system for the moving cylinder.
I like the ring pull.
They don’t make ring pulls like this anymore. Ring doesn’t seem to have a constant cross section.
And interesting carvings.
Nice carvings but a manufactured product.
Here is a faux grained, painted chest. Not in this week’s auction.
Painted chest. Click to see an unusually small till.
And finally, a carved table with drawer. Not from this week’s auction.
Carved table with barley twist legs and stretcher.
I like the carved drawer pull.
Another pull they don’t make anymore. Click to see an alternate view.
And it wouldn’t be my blog without dovetails.
Dovetails. My job here is done.