My pick for this week is strictly based on functionality. This lot, lot 86, comes to us from the Furnishings and Decorative Items of the Home and Offices of Dr. Albert and Laura Barnes, which will be sold at Pook and Pook’s auction house on March 15th, 2019 beginning at 6:00 PM. While I must admit this cupboard would be better with a nice old green or blue painted surface, the lack of paint is made up for by its usefulness. Made of solid cherry, the wood has its own beauty even without the paint. Imagine how many pieces of stoneware or redware would fit on the four shelves. It is also primitive enough to hold a decoy collection or lighting collection. Its usefulness is in its ability to hold a large collection within the open top, so everyone can see the treasures within. The majority of space in this cupboard is open shelving while having two raised panel doors in the base. It has a tall cut-out foot raising it even higher to the ceiling. So, log in to Bidsquare and bid as high as you can and then let us know what collection you are going to keep in it. Or better yet, come out to see us in person and maybe buy the cupboard as well as a few other treasures. This lot will be sold Friday evening. Don’t miss out!
by: Jamie Shearer