It's been a grumble among Antique Dealers that the younger generation today doesn't like, doesn't appreciate Antique Furniture, for various reasons beyond price - they have small apartments, they move around frequently, they want to change their decor every few years ...
The reasons go on-and-on ...
Here at 13909 Antiques, we've been fortunate that a score, or two, of young people have indicated they prefer Antique Furniture over Ikea Furniture, or other modern furniture found in the big box stores.
Along with the craftsmanship, the beauty, Antique Furniture isn't going to fall apart in a year, or two, or, the first time you move (we know of at least one Moving Company that will not insure Ikea Furniture when moving it).
Well, sadly, here's another reason;
IKEA Offers Free Wall Anchoring Repair Kit for Chests and Dressers Due to Tip-over Hazard After Two Children Died
"WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with IKEA North America, of Conshohocken, Pa, is announcing a repair program that includes a free wall anchoring kit, for their MALM 3- and 4-drawer chests and two styles of MALM 6- drawer chests, and other chests and dressers. The chests and dressers can pose a tip-over hazard if not securely anchored to the wall.
IKEA received reports of two children who died after MALM chests tipped over and fell on them. Consumers should immediately stop using all IKEA children’s chests and dressers taller than 23 ½ inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29 ½ inches, unless they are securely anchored to the wall. The free wall anchoring kit should be used to secure MALM and other IKEA chests and dressers to the wall ..."Very sad, tragic news indeed.
But to this point, unless your child happened to be born on the planet Krypton, he or she isn't going to pull down an Early Century Oak Hutch, or a 1930's Mahogany Dresser.
In fact, it's very likely, with such a piece, your children's grandchildren will be able to pass down that Early Century Oak Hutch, or a 1930's Mahogany Dresser, to their grandchilden, thanks to the craftsmanship, that it is solidly built.
So, next time you need such a piece of furniture, skip the box stores and malls, and visit 13909 Antiques, or, depending where you are reading this from, your local Antique Dealer.
290 Moody Street
Waltham MA 02453
Summer Business Hours (June-July-August)
Monday: Off - By Appointment
Tuesday: Off - By Appointment
Wednesday: 11AM - 7PM
Thursday: 11AM - 8PM
Friday: 10AM - 6PM
Saturday: 9AM - 5PM
Sunday: 11AM - 4PM
Come by, 13909 Antiques ... Everywhere you look, you'll find a gem, a unique item, or that long-sought piece you were lookling for ... Some say we remind them of their Grandparents house ... We have a bevy of Antique and Vintage furnishing, lamps, knic knacs, costume jewlery, old magazines , Vintage Glass and much, much more ... If you like to rummage, 13909 Antiques is the place for you ... Open until 8PM on Thursdays, and we now offer Gift Certificates!
Store Policy - Don't be shy ... You won't insult us by making an offer, we, graciously , listen to all offers
(Cross-posted from 13909 Antiques)