After a comment from Nannus on my last post -about rust being ‘patina’ -I have decided to go with that idea.
Here we have a great 50s file drawer, all in working order, with a little ‘patina’. Since this is an industrial item, the patina only adds to its cred. [That’s not rust : that’s patina!]
The inner file movements of the drawers are intact – as indeed are the pink catalogue cards. I’ve seen these old file drawers gussied up and re-spray painted – but they never have the same look; fresh paint somehow diminishes and homogenises them- they could have been produced yesterday.
How good would this look in your office – “I’ll just check the files, for you Ms. Smith” ; this piece has real 50s cred and is for sale [pick-up only; this thing is heavy!]: $AUD150