There is always an order that starts a road trip and in this case it was a vintage Renaissance cabinet! Linwood in Lakeland, FL, purchased a massive vintage Renaissance cabinet in our Ebay store, but one important detail was that the furniture needed delivery on a Thursday, Saturday or Sunday. Our delivery company couldn’t guarantee a specific day of the week for delivery, as it just depends on the other orders in the area as to when deliveries are routed. Notice the lovely cabinet doors on this kitchen cabinet. The Renaissance style is enticing, inspired by the Italian Renaissance of the 16th century. Many antique cabinets from this style feature quality inlaid decor and marquetry. With quality materials such as Renaissance walnut, marble tops and more, this antique furniture is quality. Whether it’s the inlay, the baroque style, or the simple elegance of this piece of furniture, we can tell that its creator was a master cabinet-maker.
I was born in South Florida, and since Lakeland isn’t too far from Jupiter, FL, where both my dad and my best friend, Cheryl, live, we decided a road trip to Florida was in order. Greg and I like to get out of the office, meet our customers, and see where “our” pieces will find their forever homes. So we hopped into the truck to deliver this amazingly handsome and heavily-carved cabinet on one of the days that our customer needed it to arrive!
Linwood said he chose the cabinet because he wanted a massive, heavily-carved piece to fill up that big wall in his living room. We agree the vintage Renaissance buffet, carved in oak and dating to the 1930s, looks terrific with the traditional brown leather sofa with nailhead trim. Linwood and his charming wife, Amy, had the Oriental style carpet rolled up to make it easier to bring in the vintage Renaissance buffet, but we can image how opulent the room will look when they roll out the red carpet!
Thanks for your purchase, Linwood and Amy, and for giving us such a great excuse to take a road trip back home to South Florida! And as it always happens, once we decide to take a road trip to deliver a piece, then it seems we always sell a few other pieces along the route. In this case, the delivery to Lakeland, FL, ended up with stops in Jacksonville, the Ft. Myers area, and St. Simons Island, GA – I’ll share those stories in other blogs!
Meanwhile, I’m very happy knowing where the vintage Renaissance cabinet has found its new home! We have all sorts of quality cabinets for your entryway, living room, and dining room. From Victorian and Art Deco vintage cabinets, to 19th century file cabinets, display cabinets and more, we’ve got you covered. If storage cabinets aren’t your thing, we can also offer side tables, armoires, a Mid-Century Modern credenza, bookcases, sideboards and more! From glass doors to china cabinets and much much more, we’ve got the pieces to enhance your home-decor.
Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 9 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.