Guess what my parents showed up to our house with the night before Christmas Eve???
Yep!! The HUTCH!!!!
I'm one happy Hunny in love with her Hutch!!
In all of my daydreaming and longing for a hutch, I started doing a little research on antique hutches and buffets that I thought some of you might find interesting.
"Hutches are large furniture items that are similar in many ways to cabinets. Hutches are usually used for storage, though they are also used for showcasing prized and valuable possessions--even for serving food. If you happen to collect a lot of knickknacks or porcelain figures, an antique hutch is a perfect and timeless way to display them in your house.
Types Of Hutches
There are various types of antique hutches that collectors often come across. The main varieties of antique hutches you will usually see are buffet hutches, china hutches and kitchen hutches. They are almost always constructed out of wood. The names of these kinds of hutches are rather self-explanatory, as they tell you what types of items are usually contained inside the hutches.
History Of Hutches
Antique hutches have usually been around for at least a hundred years. There are a lot of antique hutches available for collectors, since most people tend to purchase brand-new hutches instead of going through the trouble of seeking a vintage hutch. Most antique hutches are on the bulky, large and heavy side. However, that is dependent upon the origin and country the hutch came from.
Benefits Of Hutches
Most antique hutches are rather subtle and simplistic in their design, because the main purpose of hutches in the past have been for function and utility, not for aesthetics. This makes them very easy to blend in with other furniture and decoration in your house--a plus for collectors. Also, hutches made a hundred years ago usually have thick, solid, heavy wooden panels, which are extremely sturdy and durable and probably the reason many of them hold up so well for so long.
Warning About Hutches
When you purchase an antique hutch, you probably will have to have some repairs done on the item because the hutch probably has worn out over the years and certain vital parts might be missing or ruined. You might also have to have some missing parts replicated. Many antique stores will perform these repairs and services on antique hutches.