A Preface to IKEA

IKEA is an amazing establishment, there can be no doubt. A great deal of their fame comes from their ingenuity, particularly when they are giving a piece of furniture more than one assignment in the home.
However, as we have noted before, there is nothing new under the sun. And this little item from a company called Brickwede is a prime example.

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At first glance, you may see a decent looking dresser with a glass top cut to fit. And you would be right.

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“But that is not all,” said the Cat in the Hat, “that is not all!”

For one thing, one of the drawers has velvety lining and various compartments…

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And for a surprising other, tucked under the top is a pull-out desk, with finished wood so shiny you could see my face in it…

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Just goes to show what can be found by looking. Especially at Interior Images!

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Mr. Darcy’s Vanity Desk

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This is somewhat of an interesting item for $375. This consigned Thomasville company piece of furniture, of cherry, can easily take on a dual role. When the top is down, it looks like a special species of desk, with mounted drawers in both ends of the desk top, and two spacious drawers below. Lift the top, and a simply mounted mirror stares at you, while below there are various compartments for any dressing instruments you may require the use of. I call it Mr. Darcy’s because the lines and visual mass of this item are formal and manly, and thus quite evident that he would have used such a piece of furniture.

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