Seven months ago, a client contacted me about a piece of furniture she had that she was unable to sell on Craigslist.  I have yet to see another piece quite like it, and believe me, I spent many hours turned into nights searching to find something remotely close to this piece.  I sought antique dealers’ opinions, tried the piece in several different rooms and functional capacities and spent many conversations deliberating what the purpose of this piece was.  Alas, I came up fairly short handed.  The best answer I received was it was some sort of dressing table and it used to have a mirror attached.  One thing was for certain, the piece was no longer functional in our walk-in closet, double vanity bathroom era.  I love the wood grain this piece has and love the clean lines.  I always love me a good old fashioned keyhole, and the emblem of authenticity straight from England helped distinguish this piece in my mind.  With a lot of help and patience from my handy husband, we transformed what was a completely dysfunctional piece into a classy (and dare I say functional) nightstand with plenty of storage.


I love the emblem on the inside of the drawer, in my mind it definitely adds some sort of sophistication being made in Bristol.


BEFORE: Dressing table/hall tree/what-have-you


The contrast in color helps highlight the sharp angles and makes it a great neutral piece that truly makes a statement.


Narrow with lots of storage-a win/win!


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