The original credenza featured in The Find was re-visioned by Carl & Co.'s Mark Ciolli for a client who fell for an André Arbus original, but not the $86,000 price tag.
So Ciolli worked his thrifty magic to locate an 82-inch-long, 1930s Belgian model for a fraction of the price, and Osmundo Echevarria's studio started re-finishing, applying layers of lacquer, goldwashed hardware and shelves lined with fine Venetian paper, resulting in the glorious red credenza shown on page 73 of The Find.
Over at This Old House, general contractor Tom Silva took stock kitchen cabinet bases and gussied them up with furniture feet, new hardware and molding for similar results that they
estimate to cost about $400.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!
The Elegant Thrifter