I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with finding and buying pairs of Swedish antiques!
This is not an easy task when buying antique furniture. If I were looking for new things, it wouldn’t be a problem. I would just order two of whatever I liked and – poof! – I’d have a pair!
But when something is over 100 years old, or even much older like many of the pieces at Cupboards & Roses, it can be very hard to find its mate. Maybe one of the pair was damaged. Perhaps a pair was split between two heirs. In any case, pairs were often separated over time.
I suspect that all of my Swedish sources must by now throw up their hands when they read my email: “Anything in pairs? I’m looking for pairs of tables, pairs of mirrors, pairs of chests of drawers or chairs or cabinets.” They know that if they can find them, I will buy their pairs!
The hardest of all to find is a pair of sideboards. Only twice in all the years that I’ve been in business have I found a pair of sideboards – that’s how rare they are.
In our new shipment –
Today I am happy to announce that, for this shipment, I have found a pair of wonderful block-front chests of drawers in black paint, as well as a pair of nice round side tables.
The tables are 20″ in diameter, the perfect size for a lamp and a cup of tea or your favorite glass of wine.
The pair of chests of drawers 37″ wide and 31″ high. They would look great used on either side of a bed.