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Chippendale Chest At Home In Family Room

Railroad Station Antiques in Huntsville, Alabama

Recently, this Chippendale Chest with the ball and claw feet came home with us. Some of you might recall reading that we only shopped for this one 2 1/2 years, before the seller agreed to our price. It sat in the same spot in her booth at Railroad Station Antiques that whole time. Bob, my husband, decided to give one last offer and it worked. The top photo is how it looked, whenever we visited that great antique shop in Huntsville, Alabama. While we were there shopping a former antique dealer from Upstate New York talked to Bob and estimated that it is from the 1920’s. Again, the staff at Railroad Station Antiques helped us as they have with other pieces we’ve bought there. Even loaded it on the U-haul pickup.

Let me tell you, it was looking great, but then Bob removed the wide and deep drawers. He helped by vacuuming it thoroughly inside and outside, including the empty slots. There is no doubt that it is well made as it has the nice dove-tailed corners and there are dust guard between the drawers. Um! Dust guards took a lot of dusting and a lot of Clorox wipes to clean. Just seemed it would never be clean, but suddenly it was ready to work on the exterior.

Bob and I became great fans of Guardsman Furniture Cleaner and Guardsman Furniture Polish many years ago, when we bought our first bedroom furniture in the Houston, Texas area. The Pasadena Furniture Shoppe gave us a sample and we were hooked forever. It is well worth the cost and rewards are a great shine.

Considering that we had shopped lots of furniture stores specializing in new furniture much like this chest, that cost thousands, we are thrilled to accept the bruises, nicks, cracks in top, etc. When you’ve moved as much as we have, you soon learn, that one move makes brand new furniture used with that one trip. Yeah, we are able to accept that it has blemishes and are very happy with how it has fit into our family room plan. You know, the plan is in my mind for what will be next to arrive. It is ordered and is new, but no clue if it will be this week or next or… You know that story well, I’m sure!  You can view more Chippendale chests by clicking here.

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16 Responses to Chippendale Chest At Home In Family Room

  1. Helen, what a gorgeous find! It is really a stunning piece of furniture and it looks gorgeous in your home!

    • Hi Maria, Thank you very much! We are really enjoying it…even though it is currently empty! I was just testing a bit of fall on top. Not sure what might be there next week. LOL!

  2. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  3. Oh gosh that’s a gorgeous piece! I love traditional chests like yours and you did a great job of “polishing it up”. I’m not familiar with Guardsman Furniture products, but I’m checking locally to see if I can find some. I have an old mahogany chest of drawers that needs refurbishing and I don’t want to strip it.
    Thanks for sharing your “new” find, and the tip on Guardsman.

    • Hi Babs, This piece reminds us of ones we have seen in Dalton, GA, new for thousands. Hope you can locate the cleaner and polish. Would be great if you don’t have to strip your chest of drawers….love the old finishes best. You’re welcome and thanks for visiting. Helen

  4. She lovely! Much better in your home! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  5. What a gorgeous piece! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party. This week’s party is now open. Hope to see your prettiness again. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  6. Oh, that is a gorgeous piece of furniture! What a wonderful find! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a fun day!

  7. Lovely, this is a wonderful piece – you’ve found a treasure! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  8. Love this type of furniture! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

    • Sherry, so do I and it was a total surprise when I fell for it…it’s the kind of stuff my parents had and of course I didn’t appreciate it back then. Thanks for hosting Home Sweet Home, too. It’s been a pleasure to participate in your party. Helen

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