I see a lot of antiques and I have no interest in owning many of them. Mostly because I can’t afford them, I don’t have room for them and I want to stay married. There are a few pieces that I think are interesting (and cheap) enough to add to the collection. When they are at an auction, I place an absentee bid and walk away. I don’t have the patience to sit through an auction and I fear I would get sucked into the bidding fervor and overpay.
And sometimes I don’t win. Below are two such pieces. I was so confidant that I would take them home that I didn’t take enough pictures or measurements. Neither is that outstanding an example but both are things I haven’t seen before and was interested in replicating. Simple but challenging.
The first is a serving tray with a drawer and lock. The tray is about 18″ by 12″ by 5″ high. I like the notion of a locked drawer on such a portable piece but I guess it does provide a very casual level of security.
The other piece was billed as a salt box. It is a wall hanging box with carcass dovetails, a dovetailed drawer, nailed on bottom and lid with integral hinge pins. Nice box and the first one like it I’ve seen.
The previous post had a broken link for the full set of pictures of Pittsboro antiques. Click here to see the full set on Flickr..