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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Antique Rustic Decor is Intriguing

If you love to decorate your home with unique pieces, adding to your antique rustic decor is often a challenge as it is difficult to find items that you can be passionate about. But a search can often unearth the most unusual “finds” that will certainly be enjoyed by you and your family and be talked about glowingly by your guests.

Shabby Chic décor features country antiques made out of wood, wrought iron, metal or cast iron. Find someone who is selling something that belonged to their grandparents, and you will normally come across a perfect addition to your collection.

Some examples follow of the type of antiques that are sought after. 

Dovetailed Shoe Polish Display Box 

This antique country store collectible even has interesting advertising on the inside. The wood is still in good shape and the joints are dovetailed in this 16" x 16" x 6" box.

Antique Corner Shelf

The nails are old wire ones so puts the age of the 21.5" tall corner shelf at probably the turn of the century or even somewhat older. The paint is an old warm brown, and the cut-out form is unusual.

Child's Oak Dresser with Decals

The background is that a father made this child’s toy dresser for his daughter approximately 60 years ago. He used old furniture parts to create something special for her. The measurements are 22.5" tall x 12" wide x 7" front to back.

Wooden Wagon with Blocks

This wagon has wooden wheels on the wagon itself, which measures 3" by 11.5" by 9.5". It is filled with a large assortment of wooden blocks and will bring back fond memories to males of a certain age.

Victorian Koken Barber Chair

Are you, or do you know, a Barber Shop Collector? This antique oak wood chair goes back to the 1800s and has carved drops, burl detail, and a wrought iron foot plate that has been repaired. The current owner stripped the wood years ago but did not complete the restoration and will leave that to the next owner.


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