My passion, after my family of course, is Treasure Hunting. The simple beauty of things from by-gone eras have always spoken to me. Whether these treasures are found at a flea market, fine antique store, estate sale, thrift shop, or in the family attic, surprises abound.
As an interior designer, I believe it is vital to balance your decor by including found and family treasures. Surrounding yourself with things you love should always be the goal, from there you will find your true style.
As I shop, I may have a client in mind or I may want to resell at our french flea market or in my shop. I am lucky to have several outlets for my treasures including my own home! I plan to share my searching, hunting, travels, and treasures with you and encourage you to enjoy adding your treasures to your home.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mystery Treasure... Table and Chair?

I seem to be in a furniture mode these days. I have been finding some rather nice furniture pieces at local estate sales and flea markets. Most of them I have left behind as the selling climate is weak this time of year. So, when I scanned across the warehouse at a local charity thrift, I nearly passed this special mystery item by.
It was the classic lines that originally caught my attention, as I have a soft spot for mission or arts & crafts style furniture and accessories. 
However, it was it's function that captured my imagination.
It appears to be a simple side table.
The table top is hinged in the back like the lid of a truck thus creating the back of the chair or the top of the table. 
When the lid opens it exposes the little pillow chair pad.
I have been unable to identify the original function of this piece but I find it interesting and unique.
But whatever it's purpose, it is a very nice, well crafted, solid piece of vintage furniture. 
Any ideas what it could be? I would love to hear your ideas.
Also, starting the count-down to my summer buying trip... 14 days 'til departure! 
More on that very soon.
Happy hunting! 

1 comment:

  1. What a cool piece, Jen. I love mission furniture too. Lived in an arts & crafts house before and loved it's simple lines. Have a great trip.


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