I have a love for antiques and architecture, so when I get a chance to spend time enjoying both, I am thrilled. Today I drove out to an estate sale in Paoli, Pennsylvania. While this excursion was more . about the architecture, there was one unique find I had to check out. Here is a little peak at my visit to the property.
The foyer was a absolutely stunning. Cathedral ceilings with stained tongue and grove woodwork and carved exposed trusses, gothic archways, and brass fixtures, set the stage for the home. Spatially the house was laid out in an awkward series of spaces that meandered through the house. There was a bit of a disconnect between the kitchen design and the rest of the home. It had much more of a modern country feel, rather than the regal grandeur of the rest of the estate.
The wine room was a delightful surprise. The woodwork in this space, gave it a warm and inviting . feel. The inclusions of s sitting are was a nice touch. I own a chair similar to the one in this space. I love that it has the design that reminds me of s cello or a violin.
I didn't purchase any items at this estate sale, but I did have my eye on this hand craved desk and chair. I have seen pieces like this in the past, but not with matching chair.
I found the craftsman ship of this piece to be rather intriguing. There were several pieces like this, that were built into little nooks and topped with a marble cap. As an artist, I have a real appreciation for the craft and labor that goes into pieces like this.
This estate had many interesting little spaces of refuge. Though the scale was grand, the spaces within it were quite intimate and seemed invite you in and make you feel a sense of warmth and safety. So overall, I was impressed by the psychology of the space plan and surface materials.
Estate sales are perfect for finding unique one of a kind items and antiques. If you attend one though, make sure to show up early. Designers and antique dealers, snag up the best items quickly, so you have to be early and ready to purchase if there is something you really want.
Photo credit BrightMLS
Ellie McIntosh, grew up as a creative thinker. Inspired by her father, a furniture designer an inventor and musician, she took the path to creativity. Her artistic journey has taken her as far as France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Germany, Morocco, and many places throughout the United States and Mexico, where she utilized various