Over the weekend, while out looking for snow boots for my daughter at the thrift store, I stumbled upon this great chest of drawers.
The first thing that caught my eye were the lovely old pulls and the fact that they were all there. I also was drawn to the fluting that always looks sooooo good painted. However, it was sitting flat on the ground and looked very sad and boxy. I thought to myself, “What a shame that it’s missing its feet.” I was about to walk away but I just had to open the drawers first. As I opened the last drawer, bingo! There were the feet. One of them is damaged slightly and the screw is bent. However, it’s fixable!
The back of the chest is marked Davis Cabinet Company, Tennessee
My son sighed (well, groaned) as I quickly purchased it and he helped the guy load it into my van. It is really heavy.Oh, I found a great pair of Land’s End snow boots for my daughter. Success!
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Fantastic piece and really enjoyed how you were able to find the feet in the bottom drawer. The handles, the label, the feet – what a deal! I just learned that if the feet are missing, check the drawers. Never knew that. Thank you!
Also, love how your son sighed when you decided to purchase it. I laughed out loud because many moms can relate to that one. :O)
I was so lucky to find those feet! I was just standing there and couldn’t leave it. Thinking of buying feet at HomeDepot and attaching them when bam – there they were! Yes, my son groaned as he knew what was in store for him! Good thing he is a strong teen – finally becoming useful lol!
Awesome find. Excited for you. Can wait to see it finished. And I, too, can relate to hearing the groaning. Poor babies, huh?
They suffer lol! They are used to being squished between old furniture in the car!
Beautiful piece! Nice bones, especially the hardware and feet. I look forward to seeing what you do with it..
I can hardly wait to see what you do with this piece. What a find!
What a lovely find and can’t wait to see it finished…you rock!
Thanks, Debby! It is coming along nicely. I literally couldn’t wait to get started on this one!
I was going to say it would look great on casters, then I kept reading and saw you were lucky enough to find the legs. Yay!
Super lucky! I’m going to try and put them back on today – wish me luck!
Buried deep in my garage is a an apothecary styled secretary that has been in my family since the early 50s…and yep, it’s a Davis Cabinet piece! Amazing how you can sniff out these amazing pieces! Can’t wait to see what you decide to do with it! 🙂
I thought of you when I saw the label! I just knew you would have heard of them! My furniture historian go-to 🙂 You need to dig out that secretary – I bet it is really gorgeous.
Love it! Can’t wait to see what it looks like 😉
chris aka monkey
i always love when you find a piece that makes you excited i am sure it will be awesome when your done and i am glad your daughter got snow boots too xx
Just in time with the boots too! They are home once again with a snow day 🙂
We have been to the Davis Furniture Store in Nashville several times. They had some lovely furniture but it was never in our budget. It was always a treat to look though. I believe it is closed now. Can’t wait to see your newly painted chest!
It likely wouldn’t be in my budget either lol! This was the first I had heard of Davis – I bet is was fun to browse! Thanks!