Here is the china cabinet that I found at Blue Star Antique Pavilion up in Douglas, MI. It is made from Cherry and Oak and is just what I have been looking for! The color is a little darker than I had in mind (I didn’t want it to match my kitchen cabinets too closely because I wanted a bit of contrast), but other than that it’s just right. I love love love it!
I found one I liked up in East Tawas a couple of years ago, but decided not to buy it because it was right before Christmas and I didn’t think I should be spending money on furniture and I also didn’t know how I would get it all the way home from there. I think it was a little bigger than this one and it was the perfect color – I just fell in love with it. Of course, the next time we went up there it was gone! I have been kicking myself ever since for not buying it. So, when I saw this one (which was only $725 which was less than half the price of the other one) , I snatched it up because I didn’t want to take the chance of losing it and who knew how many years it would take me to come across another one!
I don’t know exactly when it was made, but the price tag said it is from the 1800′s. It is still in pretty good shape – only a couple of cracks and chips and it still has all the old hardware. I put it on the wall between the kitchen and the living room. I didn’t get it placed exactly right though. I was trying to position it evenly between the light switch and the end of the wall, but I should have ignored the light switch and placed it in the center of the wall! Now I have to move it over about 6 or 7 inches, but haven’t done it yet. I don’t want to just slide it over because I don’t want to scratch my floor. We will have to empty it and lift it over.
Here is the inside of the top half. I haven’t finished putting everything in there yet. I have to play around with it still.
Here is the inside of the bottom half. I’m not sure what I’m going to put in here yet.
Here is a closer look at the back panel inside.
Here is a shot of the the leaf carvings on the drawers.
There are leaf carvings on the sides of the top cabinet too.
Here is a close up of one of the knobs.
Here is the old hardware for the knobs.
Here is a shot of the inside of one of the drawers. Very well made and still in good shape and works and fits well.
I forgot to add the picture that was on my phone that I took of the cabinet in the antique store.
Here is the price tag.