Behold – a coffee table to remember.
Now imagine searching for a door for your office in a barn loft in the midst of massive piles of junk, heaps of raccoon poop and lots and lots of bird droppings. And also hoping to avoid ANY encounter with a live animal whether furry or scaly. That would be me a little over a month ago. Then I stumbled upon something almost as shocking as the aforementioned. A diamond in the rough. It took us a week to figure out how to get this beast onto dry ground. Well, onto the ground at least. I didn’t do anything to move it but the vision I saw moved me.
Here it is all covered in bird poop.
But still quite stunning none the less.
What is it? Glad you asked. It’s an antique freezer door from the honeymoon cottage of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte (Baltimore, Maryland, 6 February 1785 - Baltimore, Maryland, 4 April 1879), known as "Betsy", was the daughter of a Baltimore, Maryland merchant, and was the first wife of Jérôme Bonaparte, and sister-in-law of Emperor Napoleon I of France (Wikipedia). Now this freezer door was installed after the ownership of the Bonapartes, but is from a national historic house which originally was theirs.
It is not only vintage, it’s art and now it’s a piece of furniture.
The underside is almost as beautiful as the top.
It took a lot of elbow grease from Stacey and me to clean this puppy up. Johnny put the wheels on and was the muscle of the group.
Now, that’s a coffee table to remember. And it’s for sale!
You can also see this post on my family blog – Henry’s Family. I can’t make my mind up if I am going to have two blogs!