I have a friend who is a realtor and she was at one of her new listings that she is busy prepping to sell. She texted me because there were quite a few old pieces that the owner no longer wanted or could be bothered with. She wanted to know if I was interested? Of course! I hopped over there asap.
The condo was small but I found this great dresser that I plan on painting:
Plus this sweet little table…
And then I walked around and noticed another piece that was hidden behind boxes and junk and (I hate to be judgmental) but the place was pretty filthy and it was covered in dust, etc. But as soon as I pulled back the debris I was so thrilled because there she was.
A gorgeous, Art Deco waterfall dresser in all her glory. In perfect condition. I know, right?! My eyes honestly welled up with tears! My husband thought that (once again) I had lost my mind. “Why on EARTH would you want that?! It’s gross!” But I made him help me dig it out and load it into the truck.
Much to his dismay, we brought the dresser that was covered in webs and dirt into my house. After a thorough cleaning and a wipe down of Orange Oil, it is just stunning.
And my husband walked by and stopped and told me that the dresser is actually beautiful (and I was right)!!!
Very nice! Always wonderful to see a piece with beautiful patina rescued and left as is (even though I’m a furniture painter). I don’t think the hardware is original, you might want to research and find pulls that would have been on a piece like this. Enjoy – it’s beautiful and so glad you found it.
Nancy F Lambert
Wow! What a find! It’s gorgeous!
If you ever get to go on a tour of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA the wood everywhere looks like this. The hallways going to the cabins, it all looks like this waterfall wood. It’s been several decades since I’ve been on the tour, so this is my memory from 35 years ago, or more.