It's amazing the things one can find on craigslist, ebay...my gosh, even the curb (as long as you are diligent in searching). People really don't know what they have, and, as goes the case in Charleston--they have too much money to even care; they simply want it gone to make room for new things.
Which brings me to this swoon-worthy find:
What's even better is the price-- $200.
And yes, that's still a chunk of change. But, can you imagine waltzing into an antique store and coming across a gem such as this? The price tag would surely be hundreds more. Why so cheap? There's a watermark on the top--a watermark that's entirely curable with a little elbow grease. The owner is moving and simply doesn't have time to deal with fixing her up.
I'm avidly attempting to convince Maple we need this beauty somewhere in our house. The thing is, though--we don't really need it. At all. There are rugs to buy, fabric to purchase, bedside tables to find, plants and trees to get in the ground, and patios to build. The list goes on and on and on and on. Essentially--this $200 could do a world of wonders elsewhere. But it's always so hard letting a beauty like this one get away...
So, dear sideboard...I guess this bids you goodbye.