Enough with the attempts at humor, the hysteria, the mystery. Time to get back to the serious business of documenting furniture. My life’s work and passion. It’s something I do to kill time.
This is a set of pictures I took in driving back from Winston-Salem with a stop in Greensboro. Nothing too fancy but a lot of mid-level stuff and primitives. No pontificating. No analysis. No brilliant stories. No life lessons. Just furniture.
(Click HERE to see the 125 photo set.)
First highlight piece is a blanket chest with drawer and a till on top of the drawer. It must have been interesting to layout and construct. The drawer is useful to retrieve stored things when the chest is under 200 pounds of stuff.
The other variation on what we have come to expect is this dovetailed drawer. The dovetails are of the sliding variety and run vertically. One way to put a narrower drawer on a wider drawer front.
Many of us believe that the base is not original to the corner cabinet but a later addition. We could be wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time.
And there are quite a few interesting pieces of attractive hardware.