One of a kind is definitely my favorite kind and when I stumbled upon this truly fabulous 19th Century Anglo-Oriental Sideboard my heart almost came to a stop!
I went completely GAGA.
First of all, antique bamboo furniture is my all time favorite and I have collected and admired it for as long as I can remember.
I've seen plenty of incredible pieces in person in shops, on ebay, in books etc., but I have never seen anything quite like this before.
When I showed it to my very knowledgeable friend, Lisa, all she could mutter was... "it's FABULOUS."
(Fortunately my partner in crime was with me and did her best to calm me down, even though I told her I was not leaving without it!)
It had everything...
marble shelves, beveled glass and mirrors, 5 locking doors, whimsical flourishes, incredible brass oriental hardware, grasscloth, curved front, and lots and lots of storage... oh my!
The previous owners said they are not sure of its origin but they believe it to be French.
Just look at the fanciful detail!
The unique and unusual hardware!
Each of the 5 glass front cabinets has its own key!
I pictured it filled it with shells and all my favorite treasures.
I just kept pinching myself over and over for finding such a unique and special piece.
I've never loved a piece more...
It had my name written all over it!
We brought it home last weekend and sadly discovered that it really is much too large a piece to fit in our modestly sized abode.
Believe me, I considered every place it could possibly go, willing to swap out whatever was there in the name of an upgrade.
It's killing me to let it go...
But alas, I am a treasure huntress who prides herself on finding and selling unique and wonderful things and this my friends is probably my best find yet!
If you or anyone you know might be interested in this piece, please feel free to contact me for details.
My friend Lisa calls it a "stand alone piece", meaning it could go in any number of rooms and used in any number of ways.
It could be equally fabulous in a dining room, bedroom, great room, living room, family room... really any room in the house, especially if the house is grand in scale.
So tell me...
have you ever seen anything like it?
The dimensions are:
Depth of sides 16"
Depth of bow front 21"
Height of upper marble shelf 56 1/2"
Height of lower marble shelf 41"