Christmas is now in the rear-view mirror. New Year’s Day is approaching faster than my dog from the end of the yard when I say the word treat. Not to mention the Pook and Pook January catalog auction is just around the corner. January 11th and 12th, 2019 over 750 lots will find new homes. Get a head start on next year’s Christmas shopping, spend the leftover money you have or even spend someone else’s money after making them feel guilty for not getting you that perfect antique gift. This sale has something for everyone. We have talked about the fraktur, we teased you with a few words of upcoming lots. There is so many great things. I searched and searched for my lot again this week. I really like the country living appeal of the apothecary cupboard, the surface on the pair of Philadelphia chairs is unbeatable, the rarity of the Philadelphia wing chair will garner a lot of attention. I went with lot 357 as this week’s most prominent. It combines several things that I love about antiques. One of those is its Pennsylvania origin, as a born and raised inhabitant of this great state, there is no wonder I love Pennsylvania antiques. The second is great paint, I have always gravitated to painted surfaces. For me, I prefer Pennsylvania painted pine and poplar over mahogany and walnut any day. This painted pine tall chest has a warm, vibrant red grained surface which is better than if it had actually been the mahogany that they were trying to represent. The chest has split drawers over a full bank of five graduated drawers resting on bold bracket feet. There is plenty of storage for all of those new Christmas outfits you received. Don’t miss out on this one!
by: Jamie Shearer