Susan visited an antique dealer last week to inquire about their interest in an antique cherry cabinet that has furnished my study for a decade and a half.
Purchased from a local dealer who was liquidating her collection, including various pieces from the Noble estate — or so she informed us at the time, though the provenance was neither documented nor important to us — the cherry cabinet was perfect for my workspace.
Although Rosslyn was built by the Ross family, the other principal founding family of Essex, we enjoyed the backstory connecting this handsome heirloom with the two neighboring properties to the south, Sunnyside and Greystone.
After fifteen years sitting in my study, facing Lake Champlain with this substantial storage display at my back, it’s time to find a new purpose and place for it. Perhaps in the newly transformed icehouse? I will be trying it later this week if there a break in the rain king enough to transport it without risk of wetting. And if it’s not suitable I’m wondering who might be interested in this treasure. It’s dimensions are 63-1/4” wide by 21” deep by 75” tall.
Cherry Cabinet Haiku
timeless breakfront now emptied
of works in progress.
As often, I’m trying to untangle the sentimental from the enduring and desired. I’d figured this piece into the earliest iterations of the icehouse plan. But spending the last month and a half in the almost complete space has me second guessing… Does the cherrywood cabinet belong in the icehouse? Or not? Hoping to make a decision soon…