This outstanding chest has some of the most beautifully aged paint I have seen. The color is striking, which is considered a pea green base colour and if you look closely at the pictures you can see a natural crackle that took place over the years. This chest is Japanese painted with raised gesso decoration and an outstanding marble top. The seller, Polly McArthur & Associates says they purchased this outstanding chest from an apartment on the Place des Vosges.
Another chest that shows that shows an exquisite design with raised gesso ornament is another chest sold by Polly McArthur & Associates. This chest also is decorated with brass mounts and hardware. In addition this bombe chest has a marble top and is painted in a chinoiserie design. The marble has a combination of yellow, pink, red and black. It has got to be one of the most unique marbles that are seen on commodes.
This outstanding Louis XV chest is elaborately painted in Chinoiserie style. The patina is absolutely stunning, and obviously free hand painted. This chest is listed on ebay for just over 9K. The green color is dynamite, and the exquiste marble top gives this piece a regal elegance.