hello peeps. i present another craigslist challenge for you. this one was not easy. a) it was in canada and apparently canadians view craigslist as their own antiques shop. and b) they don't use it very much. anyway, here is what canada(dry) ginger(ale)i'm awesome wrote us:
I'm Ginger of http://mycanadianabode.blogspot.com and want to take you up on your craigslist challenge. I'm a huge art deco enthusiast and have been hunting for a buffet/hutch to complete my dining room FOREVER. That said, I love anything art deco. It seems like the other thing that ever comes up is bedroom sets, blah. I'm more than willing to drive two hours for the right piece, so I figure that opens up my craigslist options to:
Kingston, ON (Canada, of course!): http://kingston.en.craigslist.ca/
Ottawa, ON: http://ottawa.en.craigslist.ca/
Peterborough, ON: http://peterborough.en.craigslist.ca/
Montreal, PQ: http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/ (one would think that vintage shopping in Montreal would be fantastic but no - seems like garbage picking is the way to get shit done there).
I realize you are probably limiting your scope to the US of A but thought you might find some Canadian flavor interesting ;) I think it's the ultimate challenge - less people means less stuff. You have to do more with less!
so i grabbed a few inspiration pics from the 'netz..
so these were the longest buffet/credenza type pieces in the art deco style i came across. the majority are rather short and stocky with those trademark rounded edges. and craigslist canada came up short across the board...but i thought with some art deco hardware...
a few of these pieces could transform...
ok, so not necessarily this one but it's so beautiful as is...it's also $1,288. which is fucking r'tarded. but i would offer half and tell them that they are eternal fartknockers for using the craig as their own personal antiques shop. no really the best thing to do here is say, ok..well..here is my number, i am offering half so if you change your mind let me know. and then i would strip the shit out of it. show off that gorgeous hardware.
and i about shit my pants when i saw this mirror...$350 i LOVE IT!!!!! not art deco, and not what you asked for but i had to alert canada to its greatness..you're welcome canada.
vintage credenza- $125 great price. fair. paint this any color and you have success.
1940's hutch- $375 (this price includes a table and chairs- they are willing to sell the pieces sep. i would offer 175 for this piece. but if you click the link you will see another pic of the table and chairs and in that pic in the background is a long deco looking buffet. ask about it) that said, this piece was the deco-y-ist thing i found. i think it's great and would look awesome either stripped to it's original wood or painted a different color. and maybe new hardware. hard to tell what's going on here.
solid oak cabinet- $200. could be good with some paint (black and shiny) and some of those fancy deco pulls. good price (although half first please).
ok, not deco at all but i LOOOVe it. this is a gorgeous piece. you could paint it but i think it's perfect the way it is. $425 but that's negotiable. offer half of course. i would punch babies for this.
danish teak sideboard- $560 ridiculous price again. not on craigslist. i mean what are these people thinking? if they want these prices they need to sell this through a dealer. anyway..you said you had a mid century piece in the dining room and this is cool. i think a piece like this would look so cool with a bunch of girly granny mix-matched china on it.
so ginger to reiterate..art deco hutches that are long are pretty much non existent, the style was just so stocky. and those that are somewhat long like the insp. pics are like 23589713701839matillion dollars. so if art deco is truly what you want find a dealer in ottowa or montreal and tell them what you are looking for, what you are willing to pay and have them start looking for you.
hopefully i found something you like! nothing would make me happier.
oh..and those pulls and other art deco shit can be found at robinson's antiques.