Do you have a favorite find? Is there a treasure in your home that you would never part with? My favorite find is this lovely French style cabinet and matching sofa. There is also a small table that goes with it that is not pictured. I had mismatched pieces in my front room for a long time and was waiting for just the right thing to come along. Patience is definitely a virtue and not one of my strongest points, but I was determined to find exactly the right furniture for my room. One weekend about three or four years ago, I went to an auction at one of my favorite auction houses. This auction happened to be on site at the home of a doctor who was in the process of liquidating his entire estate. They had some of the most amazing furniture including this stunning three piece set.
There were alot of people at this auction and I never thought that I would actually win this furniture, but I hung in there. When I want something, I go for it, within limits and I had a limit in mind. The sofa was put up first and it was kind of disheartening that they were going to break up the set and sell it in pieces. Sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes it's not so good! It can go either way. So I set my sights on the sofa first and won it for $150! Yes, amazing, and it is in exceptional condition. After winning the sofa I knew I had to get the cabinet! This cabinet is so gorgeous with carvings, soft pastel carved roses, curved glass, rope trim on the inside edges and a drawer in the bottom that looks invisible when it is closed. I think that I paid $275.00 for the cabinet! I saw one that was a similar style, but not nearly as nice, in an antique mall and they wanted $1,200 for it! I definitely got a bargain! The last piece was the small matching table and it sold for $20! So for under $500 I got the entire set! I have never been more thrilled to win something at an auction and believe me, I have purchased a lot of auction goodies over the years. I enjoy this furniture every time I look at it. It's just so pretty and just the style I was looking for. And the price, it couldn't be any better. I guess it pays to wait! ~Stacy~ xo