We have been looking for a stylish antique for the breakfast room for a couple of years now to replace the Homebase pine sideboard and a butchers block that had served as our work surfaces - well when I say "we"...
A regular Sunday activity has been a stroll to Criterion Auctions of London armed with tape measure to look for likely candidates. Many unsuitable items have vied for our bids but we resisted until the right one came along.
Rather than let this one slip away Mary went down on the Monday evening and bid in person. We got it for just under the guide price on the second bid, pipping an absentee bid and no in-room competition.
Georgian Chiffonier (with Peaches and Blue)
The next evening I went down in the car with the roof racks that have repaid their cost many times over and brought our trophy back.
Now it is the happy home for the kettle, cat food and serving dishes.
Sa Calobra, a Mallorcan Mountain Meander...
5 months ago