This purchase for my space at Aubergine Emporium was a bittersweet experience. I went to one of those community sales a couple of weeks ago and found this cabinet. First of all, I absolutely love it. The patina is magnificent and you can tell this was a well loved piece by the wear it is showing.
It is very old and the crazing of the paint is perfect in every way. I didn't have a lot of smalls to put in it when I placed it in my space so it is a little sparse. It is fuller now, but the pics were already taken. That's the sweet side of the story.
What's the bitter part? I bought it from a self-confessed hoarder. The woman cried when it was being loaded into my truck. I tried to assure her it was going to a loving home (I know it will) and that she will feel better when she has more room in her home. I am not talking about the kind of person who saves used Kleenex. I am talking about a woman who truly loves her treasured pieces. But she told me she could not walk down her hallway without walking sideways. My heart broke for her, but her children were trying to explain to her this was for the best. I do love this piece even though it would not fit with my home, and I will love it and cherish it as long as it's in my possession and I will think of the very sweet lady I purchased it from in a very thoughtful way.
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