Last week I won a couple of on-line estate auctions for five pieces of the rare Kipp Stewart, for Drexel, Sun Coast line of furniture. I'll show these off over the next few posts, sadly, it is a story of good, bad and ugly. Here is the good!
The china cabinet that I picked up has the starburst on the glass sliding doors of the china hutch segment.
This is the large china cabinet (6ft long and just over 4 ft in height). It has a ton of storage space
Adjustable shelves in both compartments and tray storage in the center compartment.
As a matter of fact, you can slide out both tray dividers, remove the shelf and open up the whole center compartment... I guess, if you need to hide a small child.
You have four drawers on the right featuring a blue fabric lined silver drawer on the top. The bottom drawer in about half an inch taller than the other drawers.
There is also a glass shelf, on the right of the of the china hutch segment, that is not adjustable.
Of all five pieces I won, this cabinet is in the best shape but it has a few blemishes.
The gold, on the aluminum pulls, has not done well over the years.
This segment of the glass sliding door track has the same problem, probably the result of being polished with the wrong products coupled with wear and neglect; I don't know what I can do about that (any suggestions...)
The top of the hutch has some wear, nicks and scuffs, but nothing too egregious.
There is this one ring on the buffet cabinet top.
There is a narrow chip and a few scuffs on the left side
and some gunk in the bottom of the left compartment of the buffet.
I'm curious if any of you readers who have stores or sales spaces would have passed on this due to the aluminum issues?