French Provincial Furniture

Home Depot Ditches Ralph Lauren For Martha Stewart Paints

Martha Stewart appeared on Squawk Box several months ago, (A stock market and currency business news program of CNN)  and spilled her feelings about Kmart who disappointed her greatly.  She was at that time looking for a new  home for her products, so it comes at no surprise that Home Depot will be carrying her paint line and cleaning products starting in March.  (Read More.....)

My John Widdicomb Makeover

Meranda SnyderBombe chests are some of the uniquest furniture because of its distinctive curvy features and round design which are not commonly found in other furniture styles.  This furniture is often very rare or often quite expensive to purchase but every once in a while bombe sets are seen on ebay for extraordinary prices.  If you are willing to pay the shipping for a deal on the price you might do quite well.  (Read More.....)

Painted Chinoiserie Bombe Furniture Chest

IMG_9972POlly3This antique chest by Polly McArthur & Associates shows an esquiste design with raised gesso ornament and decorated with brass mounts and hardware.   This bombe chest has a marble top and is painted in a chinoiserie design.  What a chest!! (Read More.....)

Japanese Painted Furniture Chest

Commode with marble top Seller Polly McArthur & Associates 3Polly McArthurThis 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.  Check out the pictures (Read More.....)

Painted Louis Chinoiserie Chest

Chest 1Chest 2This 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 is the topping on the cake.  Check out the pictures. (Read More.....)

Shabby Painted Furniture

Late-19th-C_-Louis-XVI-Style-Hand-Painted-Demilune-Commode-Ruby-lane2Shabby chic/Cottage Style is gaining popularity as people are looking to open up their spaces with the use of whiter or pastels. Furniture pieces are often painted with many layers showing through obviously worn areas. Fabrics tend to lean towards the cottons and linens. Linen was found in the french homes, and is particular popular today in reproducing this look. Whites and pastels that are bleached out give a beach like presence to a Shabby chic look. A unique way of antiquing fabric is to stain it with tea which gives it that old vintage style. (Read More.....)

Continental Painted Chest

Chest 1Chest 2Check out this stunning Chest from Antiques on Old Plank Road. The painted detail is absolutely stunning. This chest is 100% original painted “Cameo” chest of drawers. They say it is either continental or Italian in origin. This paint is a rate find as it is uncommon to find the original paint, and crisp painting still in tact. The dealer information is Antiques on Old Plank Road located in Westmont, IL (Read More.....)