Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 5, 2009 19:23:12 GMT -5
Rebecca's sideboard is a lovely piece of furniture, but I personally don't find it worth $130. There is a small drawer just below the main surface, which is lined with red velvet. This is nice, and it can hold some of Rebecca's Sabbath set, but not the samovar or its tray.
Below the drawer is a cabinet space. Again, this can hold some of Rebecca's things, but not the samovar or tray.
The mirror and the top shelf are very cunning- the samovar looks beautiful and shiny in reflection.
It is a lovely piece, but it just isn't worth the $130 they're asking for it.
So my sideboard is solid wood stained a honey color. The only pressboard parts are the bottom and sides of the drawer, and the very bottom underneath the sideboard. The rest, even the back and the turned posts that support the upper shelf, is made of wood. I know it's expensive, but I decided to buy it now rather then later when it's retired and difficult to find. AG furniture has always seems over the top in price. I remember the sticker price shock when I first saw the cost of Addy's tables and chairs. I am so glad I did buy the sideboard along with Rebecca! The sideboard is as wide as the tray from Felicity's tea set. The pulls and hardware are metal, The felted lining in thendrawer is a perfect size for laying out AG flatware. I am thrilled to have such a detailed piece for the coming Sabbath set and also for all the Judaica I plan to make for Rebecca. This is a beautiful piece from AG and quite different then anything else the company has ever made. There is flavor and character in the design. It is too short, that's for sure. Aside from that, an A from me.
I got Rebecca's Sideboard today and love, love, love it! It's a bit small in scale but I can understand that. It's very heavy and sturdy and should hold up well to play. There is removable film on the mirror.
Mine had a smear of paint or glue on the bottom but a replacement was sent. I love this piece and can't wait to use it.
Last Edit: Jun 18, 2009 12:26:02 GMT -5 by Rexphiles
I set up Rebecca's Sideboard with her Sabbath and Hanukkah Sets and I am pleased to say that I was very impressed with them all.
The Sideboard is made of wood and the drawer is lined with a burgundy velveteen material, only downside is that the cabinet underneath is not large enough to hold the Samovar for storage. I give it an A-
The Hanukkah set has a very nice and heavy metal menorah, though the gelt is a bit large (almost real size coins).
I have owned the sideboard for quite some time. I felt it was worthy of the $130 given how much use it has gotten around here. It takes up less space than Josefina's table and chairs so I often use it as a centerpiece to display food items and also to hold Rebecca's things. Since it is such a neutral color, it also goes with most of Josefina's furniture, including her piano and works well with Rebecca's other furniture pieces too.