Antique Scottish Barley Twist Dresser
OK – some background on the piece. From what I can find it is Circa 1870. Mahogany, with barley twist columns on a plinth platform, with graduating drawers. Given the age, it is not without flaws. The veneer at the bottom is cracked and chipped, I had to completely remove the veneer from the top drawer (no easy feat) and there is some bowing on the drawers and sides. The wood screw handles are original, but a few are missing the back bolts.
But – it is BEAUTIFUL. It is MAGNIFICENT.
The image transfer is ‘The Hay Wain’ by English Romantic John Constable (1821). The image depicts a rural scene on the River Stour between the English counties of Suffolk and Essex. The body of the piece has been hand painted with Olive and Burgundy Annie Sloan chalk paint, distressed, glazed and hand waxed. The image has been crackled for a more authentic aged look and sealed with a Dead Flat sealer. I’ve incorporated lots of textures, and variations in the image to achieve a realistic patina
No longer is it ‘merely a beautiful piece of workmanship, it is now a piece of art. It speaks to you. It becomes a focal point in any room. If you are in the market for a dresser, or drawers, or just need storage – but you want something a little bit different, something that no other person will EVER own – this could be for you. The dresser has five deep drawers for storage.
Furniture meets Art – does it get any better?
Measurements approx: 55x24x51
Custom pieces done on request.