Friday, January 1, 2010

new year's day auction

At the last minute this morning we decided to go to an antiques auction. We were just going to make it there in time for 1/2 hour of the preview but I went out to start my car and.....nothing. Dead battery. So we took P's car knowing that if we found something big we weren't going to be able to get it home. Aaaand, we found something big.

But first let me tell you a couple other things. One chair at this auction went for over $7,000. Yah, no. That was not the item I bought. And I took a shining to the victorian cash register in the top image. It sold for about $80. Not bad at all. But I'd already bought my thing so I didn't wanna go all crazy. I ain't made of money.

What I bought is the big black and glass cabinet in the second image. It's 6 feet tall. And I think circa turn of the century...I'm guessing. It's not dove-tailed. Probably mass-produced. And I'm no expert. But I like it. That's really all that matters when you are at auction. And guess how much I paid? $85. Seriously. It was a good buy. And will make a fabulous cabinet of curiosities. I'm going to pick it up in the morning on the way to get my TATTOO. woohoo.

8 comments:

ALISON said...

Damn! That's going to make an amazing curio cabinet. Can't wait to see it with all your treasures inside! Good luck with that tattoo. I want one now...

susan said...

great snag! i saw this and wondered about it. HUGE! wouldn't have fit my kitchen for sure. it's my favorite one, that concord auction house - got my old old stone buddha there.... happy new year!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Ooh! I am SO glad it was the cabinet you bought! As soon as I saw the photo I thought...."oh, that cabinet....I love it! " :) I am still maintaining that life will not be complete until I get to go thrifting/flea marketing with you! :)
xoxo
Melis
Happy New Year hun!

Lora said...

what a steal! don't you just love it when that happens?! awesome. i love it! happy new year! lora

6p01053579778b970c said...

Hi there. Happy New Year. What a lucky find, that black curiosity cabinet. I keep my eyes open for one - a place for all those little things I collect along the way.

LMO said...

Liane! You have a knack for digging up treasure. Love the hutch- is it a hutch? A cabinet? A dining armoire? Hmmmm... it is a cool piece. Nice find! Happy New Year!

Emily said...

What a beautiful piece and at such a price!! Lucky girl : )

littlebyrd said...

AMAZING cabinet! And the price....wow! What a deal. I hope you will take some pictures once you've filled it up and show them.