3 April 2018

Gene's 1930s sideboard


My husband surprised me with a lovely gift: a miniature sideboard, most likely made in the 1930s. It could be a salesman's sample, or made by a carpenter's apprentice or a student.  It has a good size for Gene Marshall from Ashton Drake, who is 15 1/2 inch tall.

I really love this sideboard. The flower and leaf design of the middle panel and the door handles are beautiful. The sideboard is slightly curved, as was the fashion back then. The mirror has had its best time, but I think it's authentic, so I will leave it just as it is.




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Dress, shoes and fan are from "Love After Hours" by Mel Odom, 1998.
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44 comments:

  1. This sideboard is great! Made with great attention to detail. I really like the carved door and front.
    Hugs!

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    1. Hello Dlubaniny, I wonder if someone carved it by hand. I'm glad you like it! Hugs back :-)

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  2. Piękny prezent. Bardzo lubię takie meble z duszą. Pozdrawiam. :)

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    1. Witam Szara, cieszę się to podoba! Ja też kocham takich mebli, ma historię :-). Serdeczne pozdrowienia :-)

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  3. That's a fantastic piece of furniture! So old but well preserved. I just love 20s, 30s and art deco! A truly splendid gift.

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    1. Hello Nana, I'm glad you like it :-) I like art deco and pre-war styles too, everything was so stylish back then!

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  4. what a beautiful gift! i love those antiques. if the doll weren't next to the sideboard, i would have thought that it was real size. i think gene will use it to keep her jewels, her letters and those things.. :)

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    1. Hello Chema, it's true, it looks very realistic! You are right, the sideboard is perfect to store precious things in :-). I'm very happy with this gift, even if I didn't have dolls, I would love it :-).

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  5. The 1930s are not my thing, but that is a lovely piece of furniture. It's so nice to come across little gems like these.

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    1. Hello Barb, I wish it was possible to find out more about this sideboard. Salesman's samples and apprentice's pieces are often so well made, it's tempting to start a collection of such pieces. I won't do it, but still... :-)

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  6. Jaki piękny kredens! Wspaniały prezent!

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    1. Hello, Eunice, cieszę się to podoba! Jestem bardzo zadowolony z ten piękny prezent :-)

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  7. Beautiful. Lovely craftsmanship.

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    1. Hello Sheila, it is truly lovely isn't it :-).

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  8. Your husband did great! What a wonderful gift! :) I love it. Floral carving is beautiful.
    And the doll is also a great beauty. :)

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    1. Hello Kamelia, he did, it is wonderful, I truly love it! I'm glad you like Gene :-)!

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  9. Hi Linda!
    I love it when I see husbands get involved in our hobby, and yours did really well to find such a delightful piece of furniture for you. The front panel almost has an oriental look to it. Give him a big hug from me. :)
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Hi Xanadu, The front panel is lovely isn't it :-). I'll give a big hug from you :-D!

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  10. This is such a gorgeous prop and it's really quite wonderful that your husband is so supportive to get this for you. It's a lovely intricate design and I do love how detailed it is.

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    1. Hello Alasse, my husband has his own collections too (not dolls), so he understands :-). We search things for each other, and that is a lot of fun :-). This present is wonderful, I was so surprised when I saw it! It's a true treasure for my collection!

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  11. Lovely gift and beautiful doll :)))

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    1. Hello Haruka, I'm glad you like the sideboard and the doll :-). I love this gift :-).

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  12. Your husband did great job :) This sideboard is great and so well preserved. I like the shape of the carved doors and front. Congrats of new addition to your collection :)

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    1. Hello Balbinka, thanks! It is in a good shape for it's age, I agree! I love the thought that someone made this once, and that it got through all those years practically unharmed :-).

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  13. Gene cudna :D a kredens kocham taki <3

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    1. Cześć Swiat, dziękuję:-)! Serdeczne pozdrowienia :-)

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  14. Hello Millicent,
    What a fantastic piece. the carved detail is beautiful and the finish is lovely. I could have that piece in real life size. Tell your husband he did very well indeed ;)
    Your doll is also gorgeous...she reminds me of Vivian Leigh
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Hello Giac, I'm glad you like it. Actually, I wouldn't mind having such a piece in real life size either! I will tell my husband ;-).
      Gene is supposed to be an actress in Hollywood in the Golden Age era, I think the designer Mel Odom looked closely at actresses from that period to create Gene!
      Big hug back

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  15. Oh my goodness, it is really fantastic!! So elegant and charming! I am sure you deserve it and your husband knows!! Enjoy it a lot,
    Hugs and kisses

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    1. Hello Rosana, I'm glad you like it :-). It's really cute and well made :-). Hugs and kisses back!

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    1. Hello Urszula, thank you, I'm glad you like it :-)!

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  17. Oooh, it's lovely and so elegant! I'm sure your Gene doll is very happy with it :).

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    1. Hello Chiriann, I'm glad you like it :-)! Yes, Gene is very happy, she loves her new sideboard ;-D!

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  18. Wspaniały mebel! Wygląda tak normalnie, jakby był prawdziwy! Super prezent!
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie :-)

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    1. Witam Olla, cieszę się to podoba! Wygląda jak prawdziwe meble jak mówisz:-). Serdeczne pozdrowienia :-)

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  19. Everything about this post is soooo beautiful, starting with the doll. The sideboard is as amazing as it is beautiful. And I love the fan and the little vase.

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    1. Hello April, thank you so much :-)! This sideboard is such a find!

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  20. Wow! So stylish and elegant. :)

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  21. podziwiam niezmiennie Gene!

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    1. Witam Inka, Gene jest piękny lalkę, wyrażam zgodę :-)

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  22. The sideboard is beautiful. Great found and gift by your husband!

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    1. Hello Niina, it is beautiful and works for different doll sizes, I love it :-).

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