|Bookcase #1, which I almost did not bid on but am glad I did!|
|Hutch/Office center and writing desk.|
I did also get some details on how they ended up on the auction block. Turns out they were part of a divorce; when the movers went to the home there were tags for what was "his," what was "hers," and what was labeled "auction." It was a prominent person in the county, who lived in a gorgeous wine country mansion. Much more of the home's goods were also auctioned off to other lucky buyers.
It's sad that the couple gave up so many wonderful pieces to be sold at a fraction of their original cost, but if they had a sad story at least there's a happy ending -- all these things (at least the stuff we bought) will have a place in a very peaceful and loving home from now on. They will be cared for and treasured.
|Close up detail of writing desk inlay. So pretty!|