Saturday, March 30, 2013


 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...


Pondside said...

That is, indeed, a find.
Our big old metal filing cabinet is relegated to the garage!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness--I do hate you! A(LOL just kidding) Sometimes I think I should just sit by that door where they bring the furniture out and drink coffee until they bring out something wonderful. :)

Diane said...

WOW......What a find! It's beautiful.....Lucky girl/guy.
I know this is going to look fabulous in your office. xoxo Diane

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What an amazing find, Rebecca! I can't believe you found something like that at Goodwill and that it was $30.00! Great score. I'm hitting Goodwill and Salvation Army looking for some furniture pieces for my booth this coming week. Hopefully, I'll get lucky, too! Happy Easter!

Unknown said...

So the big Q I have is...are you going to vamp it up with a new paint job and roses or are you going to leave it the way it is?

NanaNor's said...

Happy Easter Rebecca, I love this cabinet and cabinet's aren't usually something I would look for-but the wood is so rich and so beautiful. I'm thinking you'll leave it stained and it will go into your hubby's office ?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

Anne said...

Whoa what a amazing find Rebecca!Are you going to paint it :-( I think it looks pretty cool just as and you know how much I love my paint ;-)
Happy Easter!

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Wow Rebecca, that is an AMAZING find at GW!! I've not had much luck these past couple or so weeks of finding any good treasures at ours :( Maybe this upcoming week will be good!

Rebecca Nelson said...

For those of you who asked about me painting this piece the answer is a big NO NO NO! I cleaned it up with Bona Wood Cleaner and then added felt pads to the bottom so our floors wouldn't get scratched. It is now safely and PROUDLY living in it's new home, my hubbys' NON-WHITE, Non-Frou-Frou, very masculine office! ;)

Just so you know...I'm still on cloud 11~ :)


Miss Jean said...

Score!!!!! Good for you. Sometimes I am sure that they see me coming and hide all the good stuff.

Ginger said...

Beautiful piece and what a great price! Hope u and family have a blessed Easter. Xo

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

That my a gift from the us the desires of our hearts, even if we don't know it is a desire! Great find!!

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

Wow that is so wonderful. I don't believe I have ever seen something that nice at my Goodwills, lucky find! Have a Blessed Easter. Di

Victorian1885 said...

What a great piece! Happy Easter to you & your Family!


Julie Marie said...

Wow!... what a find dear friend!... I am sure Mr. AGP was just thrilled!!! I am sooo happy you are leaving it in it's original condition... can you post a pic of it in his office?... would love to see it!... Happy Happy Easter to you and your family, I hope it is a most beautiful and blessed day... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Susan said...

Rebecca what a wonderful find!! Will you be painting it or just cleaning the wood?

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh my goodness! Now this is an antique! And at Goodwill??! What a wonderful find. You are going to treasure this forever!

Happy Easter to you and your family!


sweetvintageofmine said...

So Blessed! Beautiful Fabulous Find~~~A true SCORE! I'm sure the Mr. is loving it~~~Happy Resurrection Easter! Roxie

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful. I love the patina of the old wood. Much better than any metal filing cabinet, for sure! It's so fun to happen upon things like this when we are thrifting! Great piece.

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Wow Rebecca,

That is a score!

Amy Jo

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Wonderful! What a great find. ; )

Linda said...

If I believed in luck I would say "you lucky ducky!" That cabinet is so cool! No..I think you are just "greatly blessed!" The Lord loves you...and so do I!

Great find,

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Unknown said...

You're a lucky little ducky,girlfriend...that is beautiful, and what a great, unbelieveable price...I love it.

Deanna said...

One word for you....

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