The 'Just In' page on the Old Covesville Store web site is one of my favorite places to waste a few minutes of time online, drooling over the incredible pieces that arrive there during the week. Many of the most special things are sold almost immediately ... this is no surprise, since Covesville's prices are just as amazing as their merchandise. While scrolling through last week's offerings, this caught my eye:
It is a Hepplewhite cellarette (liquor safe) from the late 1700s. Do you recognize the design in the inlay on each of the sides?
This was one of the pieces that sold immediately, so I can't be tempted by it. I can, however, marvel at the skill of the cabinet maker to cut and piece veneer into such an intricate design.
I guess someone 200+ years ago probably loved roses as much as I do ... and the lucky new owner of this must love them, too.
My name is Connie, and I started Hartwood Roses ... an educational rose garden in Virginia that specializes in rare and unusual antique roses. I know a lot about roses, old houses, carpentry and remodeling, and am an expert day dreamer. You will often find me working in the garden, planning a home project, building something, or hanging out in a cemetery ...all of this has come in handy as my husband and I restore our historic home (built in 1848) renovate the outbuildings, and design the gardens. This blog allows me share whatever is happening in the garden, around the house, or on my mind.
Hartwood Roses ... Heirloom Old Garden Roses and More
Hartwood Roses was a small farm nursery, located just north of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The retail portion of the business closed in 2012, and the mission shifted to my true love … speaking to organizations and garden clubs and giving classes to educate budding rose gardeners. The display gardens here contain over 800 different varieties of roses … with emphasis on rare and historic varieties, and popular classics that are well-suited for modern gardens. Click picture to go to web site. www.HartwoodRoses.com
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