Well, here's how it went at the auction: I really wanted those pieces but so did a very good friend of mine. Do you remember Diane's lake house? Diane knew those would be awesome in her place at the lake. So we did the only thing we could do...split them up - each promising the other 'first dibs' if we later changed our minds.
I think we are both happy. She got the piece with the cabinets and drawers, kinda like the one pictured above, and I got the piece with the shelves.
Mine looks exactly like this one from Modernicus. You can follow the link to see their price.
Once I get mine all set up, I hope to have a photo or two for you. And we are lucky enough to know the history of these pieces, too. They are from the dental offices on the Marine Corps base at Parris Island, SC.
Thank you so much for all your comments and encouragements about these pieces on my original post. We ended up paying $300 for each piece. Not too bad, I think...
Bear with me a minute folks - I'm gonna get all quirky on you. I've just discovered two vintage stainless steel medical cabinets set to go up for a local charity auction this weekend.
I HAVE TO HAVE THEM.
They look pretty much like the pieces in the first and second images. And they are in perfect condition. I'm thinking the second piece would make one heck of a cool bar...
People, how much do I pay for them...?
I am so excited thinking I might actually get them...
And speaking of quirky, I'd like to thank Artie Vanderpool for my cool new blog header. Oh, wait...it's my header that's quirky, not Artie. He totally 'got' me right away, is very reasonably priced, and was so much fun to work with. I'd totally recommend him if you are looking for something new. Thanks, Artie.
I do like art walls, but I really like the effect of a vertical row of art. My favorite antique dealers/friends recently featured two modern art pieces stacked one on top of another with an antique starburst mirror at the top. All of this was over a mantel. Heaven....
I've recently discovered a new blog that I like, Sybaritic. William has a good eye.
Saturday, he featured a few of the Tony Duquette items from the One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale.
That chair from the sale really looked familiar....
Here's my chair. So similar, aren't they...?
I suspect both chairs are from the Victorian era. They are made of mache with mother-of-pearl inlay and hand-painting.
I really do love mine. You know me, I'm a neutral gal, so a piece like this kicks a room up. I bought mine at an estate auction a few years ago. At the time, I wondered if I paid too much. I think I spent around $225.
It's a safe bet the Duquette chair went for lots more. Gotta love local auctions. Don't miss them when you have the chance.
for her creativity, originality, and for her beautiful home.
As a native Swede now living in Seattle, Washington, Monika draws from her Scandinavian roots for inspiration and design ideas. Not only is Monika a talented decor enthusiast; her eye for style extends to fashion as well. If you haven't already, take a look at Monika's newest venture...
Splendid Willow Avenue, an on-line boutique, carries the high quality and fashionable rain and lifestyle gear of Danish designer Ilse Jacobsen.
And from this fashionable line, Monika has very generously offered a pair of Ilse Jacobsen rubber boots, considered design icons in Scandinavia!
These high-end boots are handmade in Europe and are just starting to get into the U.S. market in a serious way. They are stylish, warm (lined with cotton fleece) and designed for long hours of walking in rain and cold weather.
the 'perfect gray' boot?
This Perfect & Splendid Giveaway is for a pair of Ilse Jacobsen's stylish rubber boots, any model, size and color! (The tall boots retail for $179 + tax.)
three different models to choose from
tall, mid, and short
The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
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