Inspiration + Design

The Credenza that Deserves a Blog Post

April 24, 2016
Mid Century Credenza

There’s not much to say here. I just want to show off my FAVORITE piece of furniture in the history of the universe.

I knew exactly the type of piece I wanted for this space when we moved into the house. This wall sat empty for 2 months because I was waiting & searching for the perfect piece.

The quick story goes like this… there’s this amazing local antique shop near me called the Syracuse Antiques Exchange. It consists of 4 floors of incredible antiques. There’s furniture, art, textiles, lighting, and so much more. The staff there are so very friendly (they don’t make you feel dumb — some antique dealers can be very snobby)

I *almost* gave up on my hunt and went for a hutch that another dealer was selling, but decided against it at the last minute in hopes of waiting out a little longer for my perfect piece. This dealer told another dealer what I was looking for and he messaged me on Facebook to show me this piece. He got it at an auction last year and it ended up living at his house until now instead of going into the shop (thank goodness because I know it would have gotten scooped up!) It’s made by American of Martinsville, and it’s everything my dreams are made of.

Tiger and Lion Photos

So, there you have it. That’s the story of the credenza that deserves a blog post.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Matt P April 26, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    American of Martinsville pieces are a great combination of style, quality and affordability these days. The don’t get put in the price bracket of period danish mcm pieces but had their own uniquely american take style during that period.

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