Thursday doors…more doors and drawers

Posted: January 30, 2020 in Thursday doors
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Last week’s doors and drawers from the Art Institute of Chicago were on the simple yet beautiful side. This week we’re going upscale and fancy. In both cases, the workmanship is quite something. (These days, do I have to say “workpersonship?”) You also have to have a large room for any one of these pieces.

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Comments
  1. jpeggytaylor says:

    Fabulous craftsmanship – you would certainly need a sizeable abode to accommodate these impressive pieces.🙂

  2. orna2013 says:

    Having grown up surrounded by such furniture in my grandparents’ home, it’s not my favourite style!!! But yes, you don’t easily find this level of workmanship these days of IKEA.

    • IKEA certainly has it’s place (and price), but even though these aren’t necessarily my style, I do wish there was more pride in furniture and building these days, not so much cookie-cutter. But then again…price.

      Thanks for dropping by, Orna. Love to you both.

      janet

  3. Su Leslie says:

    These are stunning Janet.

  4. Wow, these are great! So much detail!

  5. Dan Antion says:

    Wow. Whoever built these pieces was a master at his/her craft. The curved doors on the bottom piece are truly amazing.

  6. They’re all so beautiful!

  7. Amy says:

    Wow… the workmanship!!

  8. DrJunieper says:

    Haha, workmanship probably would still squeeze through, since I haven’t met many woman who are finished carpenters, or make furniture.Beautifu piecel Janet!

  9. scr4pl80 says:

    Gorgeous but to keep all those nooks and crannies free from dust would require much more diligence than I put into my housekeeping.

  10. Norm 2.0 says:

    I’ve met some incredibly talented lady cabinetmakers over the years and not one has ever been offended by the words “workmanship” or “craftsmanship”, so I’m pretty sure you’re still okay to use them 😉
    There’s a reason that these pieces are in a museum: they are just phenomenal works of art made by very dedicated and talented people.
    We probably have the room for one in our kitchen/dining area but I’d be too terrified of something bad happening to ever want one in our home. Well, there’s that and the fact I probably couldn’t afford one either 😀

    • They’re certainly museum-worthy, that’s for sure. I was mostly being snarky about “workmanship “, but these days you never know. Whether male or female, the creators of these pieces were artists! But yes, they take up a lot of space.

  11. marianallen says:

    When I grow up, I’m gonna have pieces like that all over my house. And somebody who will keep them dust-free and shiny. And a pet unicorn.

    • 🙂 One of the libraries near where we lived on Cleveland’s east side had been a mansion that was donated to the city. Our girls used to say “Wouldn’t you like to live there?” My response: “I wouldn’t want to clean it.” Theirs: “You’d have a cleaning lady.” 🙂 I would have had to!!

  12. slfinnell says:

    Enjoying this ‘door’ series! Time was not a factor for these artisans, obviously.

  13. jazzytower says:

    Wow! That needs a room all its own. Beautiful!

    Pat

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