Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist


We bought an antique display cabinet yesterday. It's a Deco display cabinet. It may even be a piece of wartime utility furniture (how cool is that!) It's very plain and boxy, with absolutely no inclination to be mistaken for an 18th century piece.  I love it.

And it's made of solid oak. It's the sort of thing one can imagine George Orwell having in the house. Plain,  unpretentious, honest and as English as a wall of sandbags.

It only cost us £75. If we'd have wanted a poncey Edwardian display cabinet with pseudo-18th century curves and pflumpfy bits it would have cost us more than five times as much.
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