French Provincial Furniture

Painted Louis Chests

scan0008Traditional HomeCharles Faudree's French Country Livingn0001The finish is outstanding on this beautiful cream Louis Chest. You can reproduce this finish with white paint, and a brown glaze used over the white. Another way to achieve this look is to start with a Beige paint, and paint the entire chest. After it is dry, you then want to take white oil paint, and with a quick technique, paint an entire area, and then take it off with a disposable paper towel. After it is finished, you can apply a brown glaze. This second finish gives one more color to the dresser adding dimention.

There are many variations of french dressers, than the often thought about french provincial styles. One clue in the difference is that the wood is heavier in older Louis styles, or Napoleon chests. Take a look at the pictures in this post, the wood is much more chunky and it is solid wood through out. It is just a different design than the 1950’s French dressers. There isn’t a French dresser that I don’t love. Many of the painted looks can be reproduced with a bit of paint and a dark glaze to give it that old antique feel.


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FRENCH LOUIS PHILIPPE style PAINTED CHEST Ebay Seller cababon 8

FRENCH LOUIS PHILIPPE style PAINTED CHEST Ebay Seller cababon 8

LOUIS XVI FRENCH PAINTED CHEST EARLY 1900'S Seller mercatomiami

 

LOUIS XVI FRENCH PAINTED CHEST EARLY 1900’S Seller mercatomiami

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