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I went out antiquing last week and I wasn’t planning on purchasing any furniture.  But, I just can’t help myself.  Furniture seems to find me the way a lost dog often seems to end up in the path of a dog-lover.

I mean, literally…within five minute of shopping, I spotted and purchased this beautiful step-back hutch…

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It has the original wavy glass…

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…and a beautiful patina…

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…and a working key…

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It’s just one of those special pieces and, even though I wasn’t shopping for furniture and I had no idea what I was going to do with it, it was just too good to pass up.

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I do already have a buyer for it, but I’m contemplating keeping it, but you know my rule!  I have to have the perfect spot for it, which means I would need to displace another piece of furniture.  It’s not looking good for keeping it.  I mean, I already have two hutches and a pie safe and there are just so many hutches one can have in a house.

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I’ll have to think on it a bit more…

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, I’m looking froward to decorating for Christmas and spending some time on my house…

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Comments

  1. Brenda says:

    It is lovely!

  2. Ginny says:

    I have one VERY similiar! It was DH’s great Aunt’s. Mine is stained darker and has the same back (in a natural wood) and I always thought maybe it was handmade, but maybe not? No manufacture markings on it.

  3. Jennifer H. says:

    It’s gorgeous! You need to keep it. : )

  4. Wanda says:

    You should listen to MY rules- one can NEVER have too many hutches! LOL! Your beautiful things already look at home 😉

  5. Ramona says:

    You just can’t beat an aged pine piece of furniture. I especially love the crack in the door panel! Your glassware real tops it off!

  6. I have a similar one for sale….from Prague. Mid 1800. Also several armoires from same place and period. I’m in Charlotte. $300 to $600. Pick up in Monroe NC. Email for pics

    • Tammy Woods says:

      Simply in LOVE with this piece!!! May I please be put in line to purchase? And I have the perfect place to put it.

  7. You can never have too many hutches says the lady with 2 in her family room (one of them almost a twin to yours) and two in the living room, as well as two others in the house. They’re just awesome, vertical (which means less floor space) storage. Keep it and congratulations on a great find!

  8. Kim Price says:

    I totally understand I love…. hutches and pie safes and corner cabinets, oh my !lol

    And then can’t part with them. This new piece is amazing, such charm. It seems to have a personality!

  9. This is a stunner! Great find, Marian!!

  10. Lynn Merrell says:

    Oh my! I think I’d have to keep that one. It really has such a nice finish. Beautiful piece.

  11. Erin Rizzo says:

    You had me at wavy glass.

  12. You could always use it as a display in your shop.

  13. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Marian, this antique cupboard is gorgeous! I think it’s wanting to stay right where it is! You really do need to keep this one!

  14. Marianne Davies says:

    I just love it Marian. I would have a hard time parting with this! One cannot have too many hutches!!😊

  15. KATHY BRANGWYNNE says:

    You had me at wavy glass also!! You will have a bigger house to keep it in before you know it!!..I have two hutches and one Welsh Hutch Top I need to find a base for!!…..I cannot have too many old Child Size Chairs! Love them!..Have a Nice Weekend!!..P.S. I have never seen a hutch that nice in New England. Great Color also!

  16. Sally says:

    Oh, that is beautiful!! Keep it….you can always change your mind.m but this is one in a million. In my humble opinion.

  17. I love the hutch!
    I wish I lived within ” hollering” distance.
    I could surely talk you into making it mine!!!

  18. Paula Quinn says:

    This gorgeous hutch would have haunted you the rest of your days had you not bought it.
    Always listen to your-heart-of-pine heart!

  19. Gavin - across the pond says:

    It’s very smart you’ll have people arguing over it! Why to Americans call these pieces of furniture hutches ? we call them dressers – like a Welsh dresser to show off your finest crockery :) hutches to us are for keeping rabbits and guinnea pigs in – outside lol

    • Penny says:

      That’s funny Gavin. I know what you mean though, we say rabbit hutches in Canada too.

      Have a good day & thanks for adding the humorous side to things.

    • marian says:

      Most Americans call a “chest of drawers” a dresser and we call this a hutch or this is technically a “step back cupboard”, since the top “steps back” from the bottom.

    • Caroline says:

      We DO also have rabbit hutches in the U.S.–but we also have hutches like this, for dishes, etc. Dressers are for storing (mostly)) clothing, etc., usually in the bedroom.

  20. WOW! Fabulous lines and patina! Not one to paint. Love it!!!

  21. Gavin I have a handmade old Pine Irish buffet with the holes for spoons in the shelves and under the shelves candles have burnt some of the wood, it had been in a barn and bottom of legs are a little rough but it is gorgeous! Enjoyed your comments.

  22. Anita H Birkhimer says:

    Can you find another….that’s my rule!

  23. It is beautiful and I hope no one paints it!!!

  24. Kathy says:

    it is beautiful, but as for as i’m concerned i would have a hutch in every room

  25. Patty says:

    At one time I had 14 hutches in my house. I don’t think there is a rule about how many you can have but if you love it. I love this one – keep it.

  26. Gilda says:

    cupboard, not a hutch===please don’t paint it!

  27. Kathy says:

    Oh my what a beautiful piece of furniture, I am in love. What a well cared for hutch. I really think you should keep it.

  28. Keep it until you find one you like better, which may be never. Sorry I sold my cherry cupboard.

  29. WOW! Be still my heart. That’s a BEAUTY!! I’d like to come to your neck of the woods and shop where you shop! Ha… joking, but sure would like to do that.

  30. Sheri says:

    That hutch is absolutely a super “find”!! It is totally gorgeous the way it is…..(Please do not paint it; just saying! I love most of your painted items though! But not this.) Wonderful piece of furniture!!! :)

  31. Barbara Warkentin says:

    I keep part of my cookbook collection in mine…

  32. Such a beautiful piece!😍

  33. This piece is stunning as always!! Can’t wait to see what you do with it 🙂

  34. Oh wow… just wow! It is a beautiful piece. I like one of the previous comments about keeping it in your workshop. You may want to hang to this one…. its just so gorgeous. sigh…

  35. Mechelle says:

    Simply gorgeous! I however, am in love with the paintings. So pretty!

  36. Laurie says:

    Keep it!! You’ll find a place for it!!

  37. Deb Plapp says:

    I think you should keep it. It looks perfect where you have it, and it’s a gorgeous piece of furniture!

  38. It IS beautiful! Keep it for a while… and then sell it on 😉 – H

  39. It is a beautiful piece – keep it! I wish that I knew you personally, because your gift for finding beautiful pieces would result in my handing you money and sending you out! I wish I had that gift.

  40. marylisa noyes says:

    It’s a wonderful piece but you are making the right choice to let it go to the designated buyer. It’s a wonderful piece but your blue cupboard is my favorite!

  41. Angie Boughton says:

    I don’t know if I could give that up if I had been the one to find it! I want it myself! Gorgeous and I love everything you paint but that its perfect as is! I’m very jealous! Keep it or sell it to me! 😉

  42. Linda Dodson says:

    Beautiful! I would have bought it too!

  43. Julie says:

    This one’s a keeper. :)

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