I try not to talk too much about price on the blog, or compare with other bloggers or furniture dealers. I honestly don't pay much attention to the other prices. I work really really hard to find good furniture for cheap enough that it can be available to all of you readers. By the way, I'm keeping excellent records of every single one of you that says "When I win the lottery, I'm buying all your furniture". ;-)
Today however, before writing this, I quickly took a peek at the Ethan Allen website, just wondering what a comparable piece of their furniture sells for today. Well, here's a piece that's slightly smaller, and not painted a pretty color. Form-wise though, quite similar. I bought this vintage Ethan Allen solid rock maple chest at auction, with buyer's premium, it was $35. It will be $395 to purchase from Heir and Space. Just...mull that over a bit, I guess.
SO I painted this gorgeous piece in a stormy blue with an undertone of gray. I swapped out the boring Chippendale brass pulls for a matched set of burnished nickel knobs and pulls. It's lightly distressed, and finished with a dark wax. It's in flawless condition. 100% rock maple, and built like a tank.