Before we get started…
I just received a hide glue fume fueled smack down for releasing information about unannounced products in one of yesterday’s blogs. I thought I was serving the common good by promoting something of great interest to those trying to get young people interested in woodworking. But, the corporate types said they want to control the release of information according to their schedule. I was warned not to speak of the upcoming juvenile series, The Handy Boys’ Adventures, the stories of twin brothers sleuthing while apprenticing out of their uncle’s woodworking shop in rural Debuque, Iowa in the 1950’s. Or Arthur Anthony, Boy Telegraphic Jointer and his cat Morse. Or Justin of Instagram, a hand tool mini-lesson delivered every twelve minutes. And so I won’t. Forget that you read yesterday’s post on The Conformist Tool Chest.
And now back to the furniture stuff.
A while ago, I posted a set of pictures from some high-end antiques dealers in historic Charleston. Today I have a set from the places we commoners can afford and might actually leave money. These are antiques shops in the metro areas. Downtown dealers seem to be of the expensive persuasion. There are a few places across the bridge in Mt. Pleasant and a more south of town. I’ll visit the places to the north later.
The first piece features the every popular lion’s head ring pull. Lots of mid-19th century furniture have the lion’s head ring pulls.
And here is a drawer that just has too much going on. It is quite unique and not necessarily in a good way.
Exuberant, ain’t it.
Click HERE for all 104 pictures in this set.