Monday, August 15, 2011

Classic Hand Carved Entry Table

I was at DI looking for a piece for a custom job when I stumbled across this detailed treasure.

I ran my fingers over the detail work admiring the tiny carvings 
and thinking what Jake would say if I brought another piece home. 

But I decided it was easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
(I have a bad habit of doing that)
And so I paid for it and loaded it in the car. 

The older gentalman who helped me load it up shared with me some tips to know if something is truly hand carved. 

 The #1 thing to look for is small irregularities in shape and thickness of the carving. Human hands aren't perfect so small inconsistencies can help verify. 

She's painted in Ballet white by Behr and waxed with Howard Citrus Shield.
She's got 3 drawers and pull out writer's ledge and even a secret compartment.  

Any guesses where? 

 It's right down here. 
A velvet lined little hiding spot.  

She's perfect for an entry way, and end table, or a night stand. 

For more information look under the For Sale tab at the top of the page. 
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  1. wow wow wow. you're such a talent julia!

  2. This is fabulous! The secret drawer makes it extra special!


  3. What a lovely little piece! Love the finished product.

  4. How fun. I love the secret compartment. Did you paint it yourself? Its a great color.

  5. It's so beautiful! Well done.

  6. What a beautiful piece! I love it in the ballet white and all the detail. That secret drawer is fun! Great place to keep some jewelry!

  7. I love it. It is absolutely gorgeous. I love the secret compartment and the pull out writing tray.


  8. What a find! The carvings are so simple and beautiful! Great eye on this one. Found you via Redoux. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn

  9. I adore this piece! What a fantastic find! You are one talented gal!

    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

  10. This looks so elegant. I've never seen a cool drawer like that! Thanks so much for linking your great projects to Fabulous Friday. Please come back again next week!

    Warmly, Michelle

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