Friday, January 20, 2012

A Find Along the Side of the Road

I love furniture....especially old furniture or furniture that has a very classic look.  I bring home furniture abandoned along the side of the road like some people bring home strays.

This makes my husband crazy.  We really don't have room in our house for more furniture.  

But, I couldn't pass this one by that I found today....

These pictures really don't do it justice.  According to the label on the back it's a Pennsylvania House Bowfront Chest in Antique Dover White.  It's missing hardware (easy enough to put on), there's a large chip missing on the bottom right, and the drawers are sticking a bit and might need some repair.  

But, it is heavy!  (I'm still not sure how I got it into my van by myself) and the drawers have dovetail joints.  It's a quality piece of furniture.  Since there was no sign on the furniture definitely saying it was 'free' I hesitated before taking it.  But, it was at the end of of really steep driveway off to the side of the I hope I did the right thing.

Now I need to decide if I'm going to keep it or not.  


  1. Be still my heart--what a nice piece of furniture! I've been looking for a dresser for my older boys room, but all I can find are huge ornate bedroom sets on craigslist. I just need a dresser. :) If you fix it up--post some "after" pics.

  2. You definitely did the right thing!

  3. That's a beautiful chest! I'm glad you saved it. It deserves a little love and a good home. :)

  4. That is great. How lucky you are to find that.

  5. Oh I am sooooooo jealous!!! I love a good curb find. I have a few and I have found some for one of my friends who also appreciates them. I used to always walk our neighborhood on trash nights! Stalking the neighbors' castoffs, I'm a weirdo. I can't wait to see the hardware. I think glass knobs are in order, if I can be so bold!


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