Post by American Girl Rescue on Dec 6, 2007 14:38:18 GMT -5
Josefina’s Bedside Table $29 Item# JDF
"Josefina’s wooden table is made the traditional way, with mortise and tenon construction, instead of with nails. In 1824, its rustic red finish might have come from a paint made of clay, madder root, and other natural materials. The table also features a pullout drawer--the perfect place for Josefina's treasures."
This is a cute table and the New Mexican style is so authentic. The table is very lightweight and the wood it's made out of is very thin and a bit fragile.
Josefina's Bedside Table
The size of the table seems a bit small for a 9 year-old, but it is bedside table size compared to her bed, which is also a bit off scale if Josefina is 9.
Size compared to Josefina
The table has a slide-out drawer with a leather handle instead of a knob to open it with.
The red-rustic finish makes it look very hand made, even though all the corners and edges are very straight and smooth and not a hand-tooled look to it at all (as opposed to her table and chairs set.)
Over all, it seems sturdy enough to hold her Nighttime Necessities. The look is great. I give it an over grade of A-
The nightstand- I just got Josefina's nightstand and I really like it! It's lighter weight than I expected and the wood feels a bit cheap, but it looks really nice so I don't mind (however, the joints aren't really mortise-and-tenon, just made to look that way). I love the rust-colored stain, although it seems that the finish is different from earlier versions - unlike AGR, my nightstand is not shiny, it looks more like the picture posted by savannahjane; it seems to be stained rather than painted. Also, the leather handle (very cute) is darker like savannahjane's - I really like that it has a drawer that's big enough to really hold things. It seems to be a very authentic piece and looks very nice next to Josefina's bed. Plus the distressed finish means it won't show if you ding it up. A-
Last Edit: May 15, 2009 15:48:20 GMT -5 by Wickfield
Post by green chile supergirl on May 29, 2009 22:28:08 GMT -5
Josefina's bedside table is lovely, with its dark red stain, delicate woodwork, and little leather pull. I love the carved detailing just below the drawer. It fits in very neatly with her entire collection. Unfortunately, it is very lightweight and I worry that I might accidentally break it, particularly when her heavy Puebla basin is atop it.
Everything from her nighttime necessities fits nicely on the bedside table.
The little drawer is the perfect size for Josefina to store her hair ribbons and primroses.
Post by cheepyloveswormie on May 19, 2015 21:51:32 GMT -5
Josefina's Bedside Table is one of my favorite pieces in her collection. The wood is lightweight, and the coloring/finish looks to be of good quality. The carvings are very authentic, as is the hide drawer pull. I've had this piece since I was a young girl (still actively playing with my collection) and it survived quite a lot of play with very little wear. Now that I'm grown, and display my collection, it still looks fantastic! A+!