This morning when I arrived at the Pasadena Antique Center (after dropping Jones off at Day Care--yes, he is spoiled. And yes, he has poodle best friends who were arriving at the same time as we did) I went immediately to my neighbor Roy Aldridge's shop. And there, up front, was one of the most charming English George II (c. 1730-40) little mahogany chests that I have ever seen. I was more than a little green with envy.
|George II Chest Back|
|Beautiful Top Surface Detail|
|George II Chest-Replaced feet|
But even with the replaced feet, I think that this little chests of drawers is a definite winner. The size is great and the decorative value is fantastic. And when I rest my hand on the piece, I can feel its deep, centuries old soul.
|Roy's George II Chest of Drawers--LOVE|
Roy Aldridge is located next to me in the Pasadena Antique Center. In addition to specializing in antique furniture and decorative objects, Roy is recognized for his knowledge of 18th and 19th century boxes and caddies. He has a great inventory of boxes in his shop. But Roy's true passion is fine art--his eye travels from Old Master works to Abstract Impressionism, highly desirable antique posters and other works on paper and oils. He really inspires me to keeping learning my metier--well, I guess that we inspire each other. It is so important to have great colleagues in this crazy business and I truly treasure Roy. Besides, he is English with that crazy British dry and raunchy sense of humor--so I am in stitches many times a day.
(I have spent an enormous amount of time attempting to position the photos -- does anyone have any ideas regarding what I am not doing??)
Oh, well--I think that I'll load the photos differently next time--but don't you just love this chest?????