My parents were here this weekend, and my dad and I decided to head over to Alembic for a fancy cocktail. One cocktail each turned into, well, more than one each, so we staggered home on the N. Despite my tipsiness, I spied this desk and asked my dad to help me haul it half a block and then up the stairs. My mom scolded us for carrying it upstairs in our drunken states.
Once I sobered up a bit, I realized what an amazing find this desk is. It’s solid wood overlaid with teak veneer. The drawers have dovetail joints, the legs are solid and curved. Except for a few chips in the top veneer and a missing drawer pull, it’s in really, really good condition.
The back of the desktop is gently curved. Oh, and this large, vintage California Pottery bowl is another street find. My good luck with the street finds is practically obscene.
I’d thought about taking the desk to Renegade as a display piece that I’d sell at the end of the show but I’ve decided to keep it for myself because, you know, I don’t have enough furniture.
2 thoughts on “I’m really on a roll here.”
Man, I have to move cities. You neeeeeever find things like that in Melbourne! Or maybe I’m just in the wrong neighbourhood…
Dude… the street finds in this neighborhood are off the charts crazy good. I’ve scored a beautiful antique dresser and a beautiful handmade leather rocker in just a few months… And that’s just happenstance. So lucky… Glen Park was pretty good for street finds too.
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