and no I am not referring to me and dh!! We went for a drive on Sunday afternoon to relax from a stressful morning sitting in a walk-in clinic full of sick people!!!
We called into an antique store that I had been wanting to visit since we moved up here and saw a beautiful Oak China Cabinet. However the price on it said $1,200 firm. There was a chair beside it I quite liked so I asked what the price of that was and the lady told me. I said however I really love the china cabinet but can't afford it.
She went on to tell me it's a 1905 McLagan quarter cut oak China Cabinet and she would give it to me for $700. Now for someone to drop the price by $500 just like that without me even asking for a price reduction makes me wonder. However they are selling the store, that I do know for a fact and she has to clear everything out.
I said I wanted to do some more research on the piece as I had never ever heard of the McLagan company from Stratford, Ontario. I didn't see any markings on the piece to indicate it was a McLagan, but you could tell it was an old piece.
We did go to another Antiques place and there were a couple of pieces there that were similar priced and as nice. I picked up the card of one guy so gave him a call and he was very helpful. Now I didn't tell him this piece was in a store, but what information he did tell me from my description of the piece was at auction he would pay somewhere between $295 to $400 and a fair price to pay would be $500. So now I am thinking about the situation.
I may call the woman and tell her I will offer her $500 cash; which I know she won't accept right off. Though if I give her my name and number and tell her to call me if she has had no other takers before the store closes for good. I have nothing to lose and I won't feel as though I have overpaid for the item.
Once thing I would love to learn more about is Depression Glass I have three pieces of green that were my Nana's, so treasure them because they were hers.
I love that sort of thing and I really enjoy the vibrancy of Carnival Glass
I need to read up on both these types of items before I go out and collect them. The one good thing about both those types of glassware they don't cost an arm and a leg to buy.....yet!!
Do you collect anything? If so what? I'd love to hear all about it.
Dh's eyes look a heck of a lot better, so I guess the drops are working.