This spool chest has been in my life as far back as I can remember. My parents have always been antique collectors. There is no furniture in their home that is not an antique with the exception of upholstered pieces. Even the upholstered pieces are antique designs. As a kid I sometimes felt like I lived in a museum, but it nurtured in me a deep appreciation of antiques. Mom and Dad gave me the spool chest a couple years ago,because it was always my favorite piece. The knobs are original and we have never been able to find replacements for the missing ones, that came even close. I have toyed with the idea of just replacing all of them ,but for some reason I can't bring myself to do it. Crazy, huh?
The sides have raised panels. Each with a different design. I'm not sure if they are copper,bronze, or what type of metal. I just know they are beautiful!
Photographing these I came up with an idea I am going to attempt tomorrow.
Which all of you will be the first to see, if it turns out!
Stay warm, Tami