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Maybe it’s because our days our getting shorter and our nights are getting longer again, but I’ve been attracted to some dark-as-night pieces on CL lately…

Antique Weiman display cabinets:
Antique Weiman Display Cabinets
Asking: $400 for the pair or $250 a piece
Condition: ”3 glass shelves are not included … Paint has some chips and scratches. Some chips and dings in the wood. Glass is in fine condition.”
Dimensions: 78″H x 27″W x 14 1/2″D
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: These are such a neat shape. They’d be fantastic in a masculine study/office. The fact that they’re missing the shelves is a bit of a bummer–adds an extra step to actually using them.

Check ’em out. No longer available.

West Elm 5×8 Empire Kilim:
West Elm 5x8 Empire Kilim : Dhurrie Rug
Asking: $200 Reduced to $185
Condition: ”Like new”
Dimensions: 5′ x 8′
Location: Falls Church, VA
Thoughts: I’m drawn to the rich tones of this over-dyed rug. They didn’t include pictures of their actual rug (annoying), but said that theirs is darker.

Check it out. No longer available.

Howard Miller Grand Cru wine bar:
Howard Miller Grand Cru Wine Bar
Asking: $895
Condition: ”In excellent condition”
Dimensions: 80″ T x 35″ W x 19″ D
Location: Falls Church, VA
Thoughts: It’s priced too high for CL (it sells for $1200 on Overstock), but I like the way it’s organized: room for 40 wine bottles on the bottom, upside down wine glasses hanging from the top, and everything else you need for an at-home bar in between. Seller is moving out of state, so I’m guessing there should be plenty of negotiating room with this one.

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Start with what is probably my favorite bar ever (and I’m not even a particularly big MCM fan):
MCM bar
MCM bar open
Asking: $1100 (includes bar glasses and two liquor dispensers)
Condition: Light scratches and typical wear appropriate for age, but otherwise, very nice
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Leesburg, VA
Thoughts: ‘Spensive, I know, but so awesome.

Check it out. No longer available.

Get some cool decanters:
vintage decanters
Asking: $40 for the set 
Condition: Very good condition, with no chips or cracks
Dimensions: 9.5″ high, 4″ wide,  2.5″ deep
Location: Reston, VA
Thoughts: Perfect for the lush who also loves typography! ;)

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Get some cheeky glasses like these:
Dial Your Drink glasses
Asking: $20 for the set of 8
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Thoughts: As the seller says, “Perfect for your hipster friends or children.”

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Or these:
Friendly Foursome bar set
Asking: $15 for the set (4 glasses, 1 pitcher, 1 glass stirrer)
Condition: Perfect; no wear on the artwork; still in original box
Dimensions: Pitcher is 6″ wide, 14″ high
Location: Washington, DC (near U Street Metro)
Thoughts: Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned barbershop quartet?

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You should probably get some fancier glasses too, like these:
gold rim glasses
Asking: $59 for the set of 6 glasses
Condition: No chips or cracks
Dimensions: Not provided (It looks like they’re about 5″ tall though)
Location: Olney, MD
Thoughts: Adore these ones!

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You should also grab a nice looking tray, like this hammered brass number:
brass tray
Asking: $30
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 29″ x 17.5″
Location: Annandale, VA
Thoughts: I’m not in love with the handles, but I think you could find replacements if they really bug you.

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Or, if you’re not into brass, there’s this chrome option:
Chrome Ralph Lauren tray with tortoise shell handles
Asking: $40
Condition: First quality; box included
Dimensions: 13.75″ x 11″
Location: Northwest DC
Thoughts: These handles–tortoise shell–I do love.

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And don’t forget the booze, of course! You’ll have to look beyond CL for that, I’m afraid.

I don’t have space for a bar, but if I did, here are three styles I’d consider:

Drexel Heritage buffet:


Asking: $180 [No longer available]
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 66″ wide, 19″ deep,  30.25″ high
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: It’s not a bar per se, but there are plenty of shelves and drawers to keep your barware. Keep the nicest pieces (and/or the best liquor) on top.

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Marble-topped bar:

Asking: $400 [No longer available]
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 24″ deep, 74″ long, 41″ high
Location: Logan Circle, DC
Thoughts: This one’s expensive, but it’s a big ol’ slab of marble, so I suppose that’s par for the course. Everything’s on display here, so you have to have decent stuff to show off, but the organization makes sense and looks good to me.

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MCM desk bar:

Asking: $125 [No longer available]
Condition: One small piece broke off during a move, but otherwise in good condition.
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Catonsville, MD
Thoughts: Obviously this wasn’t built to be a bar, but the sellers suggested that it could repurposed that way, and I think they’re right. I appreciate the mix of open and closable display options. If you click through, you can see a close-up of the damage, but I’m unable to figure out where exactly it is on the piece as a whole. Based on the far-away shots, it seems like pretty great deal if the damage is that hard to spot.

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Antique wood bar:


Asking: $100 [No longer available]
Condition: Not described, but it looks like there are a couple of scratches on top
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Gainsville, VA
Thoughts: I like the wood grain on the doors, but as a whole I think it looks a little dated. I do think updating the hardware would help. And the price is pretty great.

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Bar hutch:


Asking: $150 [No longer available]
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 48″ wide, 61″ tall, 19″ deep
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: This one has some nice details, like the light in the main bar area and the felt-lined drawers. I’m not crazy about the way it looks when it’s all closed up though. (Don’t you think it kind of looks like a monkey face?)

Check it out.