This weeks vintage finds.........and a dilemna

I will start by saying that My hubby, daughter and I went on an awesome pickers Saturday morning.  We call it our "Hicks Picks".  We never had to leave our own little city for all these finds.  We started  with coffe and donuts and ended with.............


a antique sideboard that I originally bought to custom pain and put in booth....but I looked it up and this is
an 1890's English Barley Twist solid oak with mercury mirror, several on the net were 1200-2400.....
hmmm.  Will this fit somewhere in the  house as my antique booth is not in that market.  I have a hard time painting something with that much history and worth........so it resides in my entryway till I decide what to do
I bought this for two digits,

It may be the perfect place for my Great Granny's vaseline vase, My family heirloom victorian photo album with ww1 pictures of my great grampa and my husbands bottles he found on a dig in Fort Worth

Here are smalls that I found this weekend that need to be processed.

How about this drop leaf gate leg solid mahogany table? I put varnish remover and sanded so far

or this table that I painted Grey and put a marble cutting board on the bottom, needs another coat of stain on top and varnish. Then there's the old headboard footbord, and mirror

or this duncan phyphe piece with caned antique chairs, or the orange crush velvet solid wood chair
sidetables, end tables.......you name it I picked it

or this Basset dresser that is being painted Grenadine for my son, will distress, antique glaze in black. Oil rub bronze the federal style handpulls.  My sons Girlfriend and I wiped this out so far in about 2 hours 2 coats
primer, 2 coats grenadine

just a few more finds, magazine rack. Set of 6 antique chairs to upholster, end tables.........

So what do you think about the sideboard, to paint or not to paint?  I sometimes feel the responsibility to preserve some of the history of pieces, even though this would look lovely painted the actual worth and history would do better to be left alone, That is my dilemna what would you do????

Thanks for reading and helping with my decision.

Have a wonderful Monday!
Sherry

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