And she’s finished.
‘Primavera’ by Sandro Botticelli (1482). I have recently being longing to go back to Italy, and so it seems quite apt that I choose this gorgeous image for my piece. It depicts Spring. And strong women. And growth, and fertility…how can you go wrong with that?
Venus – I love. Taking center stage.
Because it’s a painting done with tempera, I wanted the surroundings to have lots of texture, layers and signs of true age. Can I try and achieve a good patina reminiscent of the 15th century. Of course not! But, I can do a good old/worn/layered feel – and I’m OK with that. This is certainly not a pristine paint job – it took layers upon layers upon layers to get the finish I was happy with. Lots of dents, and chips, and other goodness.
So, this is the piece that I present, before summer hits. I want to sit back and enjoy summer. But I want you to have a piece of furniture that draws attention to it. Because it’s a standalone piece. I want it to start conversations in your home, or stops them. Life is too short for ‘regular’ or ‘mass produced’.
The dresser is solidly constructed with dovetail joints, and original hardware. Gold leaf has been used on some of the trim, but sealed with a dead flat finish. This piece doesn’t need ‘bling’; it deserves understated elegance.
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