Tuesday, 26 August 2014
The Yarnoire search continues
A good look at it in the daylight shows that we might have gotten a deal with this purchase. It really
It's said that joinery of this style easily dates a piece of furniture. So I'm guessing that this is an Eastlake style chest from the latter part of the 19th century. It's probably Oak, though I don't really know anything about identifying wood. I'm going on the fact that I read that much Eastlake style furniture was made of oak and walnut. You know, oak is light coloured, walnut is dark. At $35, it was a real bargain. I've priced replacement hardware, both originals and reproductions. It's going to cost me more to replace the hardware than the price of the chest itself. There there is that teal paint. That might be a job for next spring.
I'm still looking for my Yarnoire though. As pretty as this little chest is, it won't hold all the necessary fibre.