Junk in the Trunk: Primitive German Chest
- Jun, 15 2012
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Hey everyone! This week’s junk in the trunk is probably one of the most unique pieces I have ever seen. I really don’t think there is another one exactly like it anywhere! It is an antique German chest with little drawers and crusty knobs and my favorite part…these little porcelain labels indicating what is on each drawer, written in German! This piece has SO MUCH character!! And guess what! This piece will be available to buy on One Kings Lane starting tomorrow, Saturday, June 16!
I thought this German chest was quite appropriate for our junk in the trunk right before Father’s Day because as it turns out, the previous owners of this cabinet used it as a work chest.
Here is the translation for these gorgeous porcelain labels
Wichszeug: Assortment of polished things (I like shiny things!)
Putzzeug: Cleaning things
Werkzeug: Work things
Verschiedenes: Various things
Don’t you just love the chippy, crusty & crackling painted patina?! This cupboard has been hand painted over the years from a creamy tone, to pale white to a celadon green on its top.
The top is so one-of-a-kind! It is beautifully uneven and worn away from years of use.
You won’t find this kind of character reproduced anywhere! If you want your chance to own this beautiful and amazing example of history don’t forget, the sale starts tomorrow on One Kings Lane. Until next time, happy hunting y’all!!