Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Weekend Chinoiserie Find


This weekend I found this very elegant vintage 1960s Baker Chinoiserie coffee table in Georgetown. It is molded brass and glass with a Chinese Chippendale style turned wood octagonal base. The wood base has a tortoiseshell finish on faux bamboo. The same Baker coffee table but with a pie crust top and mahogany finish is currently for sale on 1st dibs for $2475 here. (I snagged it for $325.00) In the picture above it is happily ensconced in my little sun room. Click on the picture to enlarge. The picture just below is it at the store. The last picture is its cousin at 1st dibs. As the description on 1st dibs says, it is absolutely splendid.


27 comments:

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

Stunning! What a find...

home before dark said...

As I say again: the goddess of good finds shines your way.

La Dolfina said...

Major Score!!!!!!!!!!
Looks beautiful and just in time for the Holidays :)

Meg said...

Beautiful! And what a major find :) Thank you for sharing!

Meg

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I'm so jealous -it's beautiful -where did you find it?

Vickie H. said...

I swear!!!! Your LUCK is unbelievable! Just a gorgeous piece!!! Thanks for sharing!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

What a great find! That is such a wonderful table, lucky you!

Averill said...

Simply stunning (and what a great deal!).

Sanity Fair said...

beautiful piece - I love the way the legs are situated.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Averill should definitely snag this from you Beth. I adore this table & in fact my grandparents had the very same one. When my grandma passed I do believe it went to the charity shop as I was into modern and blinded by the light D: Sad now.

Great, great find.

Kitty said...

Oh my, what a score! This is the table Averill needs atop her sweet blue and white rug!!!

Style Redux 2 said...

Aesthetic Oiseau-We both had great weekend finds.

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-Or maybe I just have a great eye!

Style Redux 2 said...

Therese-It is great timing.

Style Redux 2 said...

Meg-Thanks and thanks for stopping by.

Style Redux 2 said...

Stefan-Thanks. It's a wonderful piece.

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-Thanks and have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-Thanks-glad you approve. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Yes, an amazing deal.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sanity Fair-The base is my favorite feature.

Style Redux 2 said...

Deb-Oh, what a shame. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-I told her that!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Nice score, Beth! Well done!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

WOW, LOOOOVE IT!!! What a fantabulous score!! :)

Style Redux 2 said...

Alison-Thanks and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Style Redux 2 said...

Dagny-Thanks. I feel like I should move it to a more prominent room, but I'll see.

Lisa said...

I spotted the same table today while visiting my mother in law in NC for only $110. I will be heading back next weekend to snatch that baby up. I knew I had seen that table before in a beautiful space. Thanks for sharing.