Tucked in the corner of the only bedroom in the original section of the house, I saw this dresser, covered with doodads for sale. One really couldn’t see the dresser at all, without looking for it on purpose. It wasn’t priced. On asking, I heard that it was a solid mahogany antique. Price? $265. “Too much for me”, I thought. But, they accept bids. Over 50% of asking price, and it’s yours if unsold by the end of day 2. Under 50% of asking price, and it’s yours if unsold at close of final day.
I called The Professor, who pointed out that $265 was an excellent price compared to antique shops. I remembered that Ikea’s 8-drawer particle board dresser retails for $300. There’s no comparison in quality: antique mahogany vs. Ikea particle board. Which would you choose?
The cardboard boxes lining the floor are intended to be temporary. We decided to replace the old corner cabinet that was our only china cabinet. Until we find the china cabinet we want, all our china and most of our glassware will be stored in these boxes.