Prowell has from time to time over the course of a few decades offered random items commensurate with the idiom Basement Sale. For many of you back east, the term likely brings to mind the old Filene's Department Store in Boston, with it's sprawling basement floor traditionally given over to sale items, seconds, and downright steals for the bridal gowns that ultimately prompted the annual tradition coined 'The Running of the Brides'.
The offerings posted below may represent the rare efforts where there is a minor flaw, or an incorrect finish, or built to the wrong dimension, or the patron experienced sudden budgetary concerns. In such cases as minor flaws or blemishes, we will of course mention the flaw, but also post a close-up photo.
There are, in addition, those offerings that have no flaws or blemishes and have been posted in keeping with an ongoing premise of making our products available, when we can, at basement sale values.
So they came, in those days, privy to the Basement Sale page of old. Visitors arriving at the shop during the warmer months, or in the winter months from visitors arriving in a desperate need to escape their own winters for a brief respite in Sonoma County. They were in a good mood, the winter visitors, delirious to be free of Ohio or Illinois in January and talking to the woodworker in their shirtsleeves with the skin pigmentation of albinos loosed from the shadows of Cleveland.
A series Prowell still creates with an idleness not so unlike the leisure often spent in that same manner inhabited by Charles' grandmother upon approaching the daily crossword puzzle. A mindless pastime managed in ink and with a rare mistake while Grandpa took his nap and the two of them in their nice cottage their grandson and his step-father built for them, surrounded by 40 acres of wildflowers and endless gardens and where they could be found when not wintering with their big Criss Craft cruiser moored in Mexico or Cuba or Florida while down the hill and across the river their grandson lived year round, through the ice storms and blizzards and all of those numbingly cold winters waiting for spring, waiting for the weather that would break up the ice on the Salt Fork River and find their return to the garden on the hill and that day, that very day, the young strapper would skip out the back door of their own farmhouse and make his way across the sprawling front lawn to traverse the barnyard and pause at the rise, at Slave Hill with its wooden markers shot up with the indentations of his own 4-10 target shooting, tapping the colored bottles slung from the dead limbs of the Bottle Tree as Lady, the hound, lopes up from the barn and then down the rise and through the lower pasture and along the river pockmarked with snakeholes and choked with the thicket of milk weeds and mulberries under the shade of sycamores and cottonwoods all the way to the Point where the river bent north and the log jams allowed a tip toeing cross to the other side and up through the muddy furrows of the east field to ford the creek and into the stand of Tupelos for the last ascent onto the hill with the gardens and the cottage for another summer of lessons in the acquired art of leisure. Of pastimes. The absorbing existence of taking an interest in what any given day has to offer.
Posted Feb 4, 2019
SOLD ON FEB 6
Double Gate style #14, with WoodRX 'Chestnut' finish
Requires a rough opening between posts or jambs of 59-1/2"
Net Gate height: 66"
Basement Sale Cost: $1,200.00
Retails cost is $4,847.00 + WoodRX finish at $1,050
To Gate style #14 on the web site:
Hardware can be purchased through Prowell, or sourced by you elsewhere.
We offer bronze ball-bearing 4" butt hinges. Two per gate, or four overall at $136.00
Double gates require a cane bolt and bronze gate stop, at $334 total.
Gate latches can be viewed here:
Rocky Mountain: <http://www.prowellwoodworks.com/hardware/rockymountain/rmh_latches.htm>
Coastal Bronze: < http://www.prowellwoodworks.com/hardware/coastalbronze/coastal_latches.htm>
Inquire with your location for costs on shipping, delivery within the Bay Area, or pick-ups at the shop in Cotati, CA
|Gate latch not included.
Rocky Mountain: Beginning at v$577 . Click here:
Coastal Bronze : Beginning at $180. Click here:
|Pick-ups at the Cotati shop are OK, even preferred.
*For Bay Area delivery fees, Click Here
Source your own or purchase our preferred solid brass, ball-bearing hinges with dark bronze patina. $68/pair
Finally, this Basement Sale orders must be finalized with payment in cash within two weeks of your inquiry. In other words, we will not hold an item on lay-a-way status.
As a parting shot, a few images culled from the original Basement Sales at Filene's Department Store in Boston.
Although the sale covered everything from men's suits to shoes, it was best known for it's clearance of bridal gowns. It would begin each year with what became known as the 'Running of the Brides'.
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