Post by PleasantMemories on Aug 16, 2006 5:43:09 GMT -5
A: It is cute, functional and well made.
The Good: The nightstand is made from nice quality wood and is quite sturdy. The knob appears to be real brass and the drawer opens and closes easily. It has clean lines and is a little larger than most of the other nightstands. It looks proportional with the tester bed. It would be too tall next to the Kirsten bed or Molly's bed.
The Bad: Although the wood is of nice quality (looks like cherry), it scratches quite easily. I try to wrap it in paper when I store it. I also wish the drawer was a little deeper, but that isn't a big issue.
I have to start by saying that I got my table used and it is not in the best condition. I have replaced the knob, but it still has no back molding.
(Note my missing molding, unbroken tables have molding all the way around.)
This is a simple little night table that looks great with Felicity's bed. Her book and candle fit on it nicely, but it's too small to hold the bedwarmer. It's also a good size for her Noah's ark. The bottom shelf is the perfect size for her doll in the sitting position. The drawer is very shallow and essentially useless. It'll hold her invitation to dance lesson, a quill, and that's about it. The top of the table is scalloped rather than perfectly rectangular, so that's a nice touch.
I'd have to agree with the cons mentioned above: it doesn't seem to hold up very well. I did get mine used, so I don't know how much use it got, but it's fairly scratched up and had parts falling off of it.
Last Edit: Dec 5, 2007 15:33:33 GMT -5 by Starbuck
This piece went on deep discount prior to final retirement, and for the last-gasp price of $10, it couldn't be beat. At its original retail price of $36, it was an expensive little table. But I think it is one of the prettiest of the nightstands that AG has made, and I love the bottom shelf. It's maybe not $36-worth of pretty, though.
I actually have two tables, one that was pre-quasi-Felicity-retirement that came from MCM. The other is of the reintroduced variety that has been on the market since Felicity's DVD came out in 2005. I see no difference in the tables (bearing in mind that there can be subtle differences in finish on all furniture pieces, as is true of real-people furniture).
We use one table in Felicity's bedroom, where it has withstood 3 years of little girl play with no dings or scratches. I've used the other as a side table in a modern living room, where it looks fine next to some non-AG overstuffed chairs, and in a medieval room.
It's a nicely designed piece that actually gets an A from me, as I've not had any trouble maintaining it. I think with a little care, it should withstand any amount of display or play. The drawer is deep enough to hold her pocketbook from her rescue kit. Noah's Ark fits perfectly on the bottom shelf.
I personally would not pay more than $25 for it, tops, but of course YMMV. Prices went up once it was gone from AG and only available on the secondary market, so as always, collectors need to determine what an item is worth to them personally.
Here's a photo of the table with Felicity and other items in her collection, so you can get a sense of proportional scale.
Just got this with some other Elizabeth items and it's quite substantial and nicely-made. I'd put it at a $25 or so piece of furniture. As it's secondhand, it definitely has nicks and scratches, but looks pretty good.