Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My New Piece - Is It Sri Lankan?

This may not look like much to you but I'm quite proud of it.

If it were an antique it would be a bit of a result. It was passed down to me by my Grandmother and because of that it's nostalgic and quite magical.

I remember it in her flat in London when I was a youngster. I remember it full of pens, pencils, paper clips and musty smells. Since she died over twenty years ago it's gathered dust, waiting to be exhibited in various flats and houses, all of which I lived in.

Now it's out and proudly on display in my hall and I'm a big fan. It contrasts in style with the modern and quite masculine things I have in the rest of the apartment yet still seems to fit nicely.

But, I'm no expert on furniture at all and am wondering if any of you out there might know if this looks like a Sri Lankan piece or if it's British. There's a tiny chance that it's from another country but I reckon it's very unlikely.

It might have been bought in London or there's a strong possibility that my Grandparents brought it when they left Lanka in the 50s.

Thanks for any help.

EDIT - Sorry about the huge gap between the pics, I don't know what the hell happened there.


themissingsandwich said...

Shaaa! Very nice :)

DD said...

When you said my new piece I thought that you had got yourself a new piece... you know?
That piece is quite shaaa... as Natty so aptly puts it. The SL bureaus I have seen have a bit more work on them.

Anonymous said...

Really RD...Its beautiful!...can't believe it took you so long to display it ?...

I have something great great grand ma's vanity table, with a fabulous oval mirror, its kinda creepy ( as its just sooo old) but knowing they all used it...just intrigues me and makes me feel their presence...( is that weird ?)...

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

TMS - well, I'm unfamiliar with this, how you say, shaaa word, but thanks.

DD - Yes, the more I think on it the more likely I reckon it is to be British.

MtheC - Well it's quite flimsy and not that well made to be honest. As you may have seen I've managed to lose the right corner leg bit too over the years. It's not at all weird what you say about feeling their presence, I totally understand what you mean. Thanks for the comments all.