Is a walnut Williamsburg reproduction
a Craig List's find -- my only Craig's List find.
It sits between two wing chairs
Upholstered in matching fabric.
The one on the right is an antique bought 15 or so years ago and recovered in 2002
The one on the left is old but not antique bought 6 years or so ago and recovered in the same fabric.
We think of them as a pair -- Papa Chair and Mama Chair!
And between them is the Williamsburg table
And on the table is . . .
A lamp that reminds one of the Arts and Craft period -- not old but it looks like it could be
A crystal vase with some dried hydrangeas
And peeking out are two cloisonné ginger jars -- brought home by Husband Jim when he returned from Viet Nam
Bought when he took an R and R to Hong Kong.
The tea caddy (and spoon that you can barely see) is a treasure form last year's trip to England
The silhouette is a purchase from a couple of weeks ago.
The blue trivet was a gift from a friend
And serves as a coaster.
The silhouette -- whom I've named Saluda
after a great great of mine.
She came in this frame which needs a touch up
And it's not original, I don't think
For Saluda is a rare treasure indeed.
So tiny but there is a signature -- William Doyle
A silhouette artist from around the turn of the century
Not this century
But the last one.
Saluda dates from between 1805 and 1810
A find at a flea market in the town east of here.
When I found out what it was and how much it was worth,
I felt that it was a true Antique Roadshow Moment!
My other treasure is the tea caddy -- old -- mid 1800's and I passed up many of them
when I was in England because of what was inside.
Inscribed in the lid . . .
A wedding present, I'm sure to Avery Pettifer form her grandmother.
Today I've been busy
I've had company for lunch.
Which will be, of course, another post.
It's Tuesday and I'm sharing my last round table with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.