Every so often I come across a real head scratcher. A piece that defies convention and makes me ask: “What were they thinking?” You wonder if they weren’t sure of “the way things are done”. An original thinker that came up with a unique style. Or perhaps just a contrarian that intentionally does something for the sake of doing something different. It all comes down to intent.
I found this press(?) at an antiques shop in Gibsonville, NC. The shop is just down the street from the Hardwood Store so, I visit it quite often.
The hinge gudgeons are applied:
The doors are actually panel in frame in frame:
Drawer dividers are fitted into the shelves:
And thy had a different take on inlay:
Flowers and vine in monochrome?
I also liked this armoire:
Great molding profile:
And turned feet:
Lots going on in this armoire:
Finally, a small bedroom appliance:
With its snipe hinges:
To see more pictures of these and other delightful oddities, click HERE.