You know, it’s been a little while since I shared a “Found” furniture post with you guys!
That’s not to say I haven’t been busy buying vintage furniture, but I don’t always get the chance to share those pieces here on the blog, whether due to time constraints, not getting pretty pictures, or just not having much to say besides, “Look! I found a thing!”
I am really excited to share today’s find with you, though, because these kinds of finds with real history and character are truly my favorite.
I recently picked up a pair of stacking antique oak flat file cabinets that I found on Craigslist.
A flat file cabinet is meant to store maps, blueprints, architectural plans, art – any large paper pieces that need to be stored, as the name suggests, flat. In my opinion, they also happen to make incredible coffee tables:
This antique flat file cabinet came all the way from London originally – made by the Crusader Furniture furniture company. Details like this beautiful label absolutely make my day:
And this metal tag, stamped “VA 20087″… I wonder what that originally signified?
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I may love my lucite coffee table in this room (never fear – it’s already back in its rightful place), but I’m also loving the warmth of this gorgeous rich oak with all my neutrals. When I first brought it home, the wood was dried out a gray-washed, but I used my absolute favorite product, Howard’s Restor-a-Finish (in Golden Oak) to bring back this glowing richness!
Look at those gorgeous dovetail joints! This whole thing is solid wood with a beautiful grain- even the bottoms of the drawers. I just love how much care and attention was given to these old pieces! Even the utilitarian can be beautiful!
So that’s it for today – a short but sweet look at a fun vintage find!
What have you been gathering lately?