And so...the hunt for neat JUNQUE continues...
Now...before I tell you about the fabulous (actually a TRUE ANTIQUE) GLOBE-WERNICKE QUARTERSAWN FILE CABINET (circa 1910-1915) I snagged yesterday let me tell you first that I RARELY purchase things I don't know anything about. I've made soooo many buying mistakes over the years that I've nearly given up ever purchasing things for my hubbs. But~when I laid my eyes on this fabulous 100 year old Cabinet I was nearly in shock because you never see these kinds of things at thrift stores. At least not OUR thrift store!
Anyway, my Mr. AGPMan had just said the night before (not kidding!) he was thinking about bringing one of his workshop file cabinets inside.
(Errrrr and YUCK!)
I tried to
be nice act coy as I ROLLED MY BROWN EYES back into my head! He didn't know it yet but that ugly, old, rusty-metal, ratty-trap file cabinet out in his shoppe was NOT coming into my house his office!
:) :) :)
(what is it about some men???)
Anyway...the nice Goodwill workers had just wheeled the Cabinet onto the floor when I spied it! I hovered over it, quickly pulling out each drawer while I fat-fingered my cell-phone to call my Mr. AGPMan.
My words to him only were "GET DOWN TO GOODWILL NOW!"
By the time he drove up (about five minutes later) I had the Cabinet hauled to the front and paid for! Price you ask? You KNOW you want to know!
A cool $30 (or $29.99 to be exact!).
Yesterday afternoon I did some research on it (I first thought it was manufactured by a different company) but after doing tons of digging I found out it's worth $950 - $1,250. I've found a few for sale (or previously sold) on eBay, Craigslist and Auction Houses all over the USA. My guy is sooo excited and this wonderful old find is going to look amazing in his home office! I also have to add not a thing was missing on the Cabinet. Every bracket, nut and bolt were still in place! SCORE!
Sometimes I just really, really love my life! Hope your Saturday is grand!
Love to you...