Claude Monet painted ‘The Poppy Field near Argenteuil’ (1873) on his return from the UK. I began painting this dresser on my return from the UK in August, a quiet coincidence perhaps?
I like my pieces to tell a story – and I think Monet paints a story so well. My goal is to make a piece of furniture look as though I never painted it – that it is in its original condition. Overtime, I build on thin layers to create an authentic patina. I want a piece to look old and worn, misused, cherished, ravaged by the passing of time; and, because of that, I painstakingly add flaws to it (always embracing the ‘natural’ occurring ones).
I’ve used a soft palette of aged cream and pale blue to compliment the painting, and aged gold leaf to enhance the trim work. There are small areas that are missing trim – these types of flaws I tend to enhance, rather than repair.
The dresser is solidly constructed, with a small top drawer, large bottom drawer, and five pull out drawers behind the two front doors. Measurements are approx: 36″ Wide x 53″ High x 24″ Deep.
This is truly a one-of-a-kind piece of art – a statement piece that commands attention in any room, whether it be living room, bedroom, or office. An elegant, classically-designed piece that encompasses the light, breezy feels of the romantic French countryside that we often dream about.
Local pickup from Portland, Oregon is greatly appreciated. Shipping is NOT included in the listing price. If shipping is needed I am more than happy to work with you on getting shipping reasonable quotes for you.
Thanks for stopping by!
Diane aka The Paint Factory
𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝘆 𝗽𝗶𝗲𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝗼𝗻𝗲-𝗼𝗳-𝗮-𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗱𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗲𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲-𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀. 𝗜 𝗗𝗢 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗽𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝘂𝗯-𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀; 𝗺𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗴𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗺𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶-𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀 – 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲.