Friday, August 12, 2011

Handmade Wardrobe Mini Find

My mom bought a huge box of mostly trashed dollhouse furniture at a flea market a few weeks ago. Everything is pretty beat up and really old; I'm thinking 1930s but I haven't done much research yet. Among the rubble was this gem. It's a handmade wardrobe by Verna Ulrich from 1981.

Check out the leather hinges. Such fine detail!

I have the third drawer. The front has come off and I'll reattach it.

I'd like to replace the missing bunch of grapes with another if you have any idea of where to find something like it.

If anyone knows anything about this artist, I would love to know. A quick google search did not turn up any information. This is very well crafted and was obviously made with care. I feel lucky to have this piece in my collection. I wonder why it was with all that other stuff. The best word to describe it all is "primitive." I'll be photographing it soon.