I am thrilled that it has a great wall to be on in the new house.
"When I was a young woman I was a maid for the Speckles Sugar family. They were a wonderful family and always treated everyone like family, even the hired help. Their home was filled with wonderful pieces they had brought back from their travels all over the world. Most things were truly museum worthy. This china cabinet was in the breakfast area of the maids quarters. It was one of their lesser pieces of furniture, but I always loved it. When I left their employment, they were doing some remodeling and I told them how much I loved this china cabinet. To my surprise, they gave it to me as a parting gift. They also gave me this paper showing the information about the piece. Made in England in 1860."
I loved this piece and asked if it was for sale. She said she wanted a lot of money for it. I timidly asked how much. She answered with $100 cash. Of course I ran to the bank and immediately rushed back to give her the money. This piece is solid oak with mirrors on the inside back and very heavy glass shelves. If you look at the bottom of the piece you can tell how the sides and door are curved and all the glass is pressed glass. I love all the imperfections in the glass, a little wavy and with a few air bubbles.
I have it filled with my family heirlooms and as I call it, my "good stuff".
My Mother's coffee service - - -
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