The gentle beauty of this Swedish cupboard is found in the deep patina of the aged pine. Paneling in the cabinet doors, canted sides & crown molding add depth and character. The interior shelving includes a traditional spoon rack (the uppermost shelf).
The muted red background with soft green panels displaying delicate flowers were all hand-painted and have grown softer over time. Notice the date of 1775 and monogram over the top two cabinet doors, topped by a darker green traditional Swedish bonnet or crown.
For those that appreciate the lovely hues of hand-painted antiques from the Swedish countryside, this original blue painted cabinet is a special find. It has aged gently over the years, resulting in a softly distressed patina than only comes from years of use.
There is a tremendous amount of detail in this exceptional original painted cupboard from Sweden. Hand-painted flourishes abound with garlands of leaves and flowers, and the date of 1820 in the center bonnet
Beyond exceptional, this original painted Swedish cupboard is a tremendous find as it was likely a commissioned piece with both a professional craftsman and professioanl painter hired to complete the work. The original paint draws you in to appreciate the well executed floral motif.
The folk-art style of the period was to paint a stylized "wood" looking finish on pine pieces, as seen in the earthtone base of this very traditional Swedish cupboard.
Dramatic and stately, this impressive cabinet is raised, resting upon three large turned legs. It is the original hand-painted details that draw one in, with the curvaceous carved Rococo crown and delicate panel trim accented in gold
Beautiful antique Swedish cupboard with the original paint. The crown and two upper & lower door panels are covered in traditional folk art floral patterns of the region.
The great appeal of this remarkable cabinet is largely due to the original brick red paint, which has been scraped leaving a soft, raw feel to the finish. The six turned columns were originally painted white, now providing a gentle contrast to the red.
While primitive, there is a stately allure to this 7' tall single door armoire. The original paint has greatly been worn off through the distress of many years, leaving a residual amount of black and dark green paint, blended with large areas revealing the natural pine below.
Occasionally we find a special piece that captures ones heart & imagination. Such is the case with this lovely armoire filled with beautiful floral bouquets and elaborate garland. It was likely commissioned as a wedding or special anniversary gift, dated 1778.
The hand-painted floral design is all original on this colorful armoire with traditional Hungarian folk-art style elements. The 4 deep red painted panels are decorated with flowers in vases, a typical style in the 1800's.
This armoire has dramatic presence thanks to the heavily panelled doors reflective of its baroque style. The stained pine has taken on a deep patina after almost 200 years of use.There is expected age-related wear to the wood & the back panels were replaced at some point in recent history.
Mid to late 18th century Danish oak armoire with detailed molding surrounding book matched paneled doors, bun feet and brass escutcheons. The interior is fitted with a set of 4 oak shelves behind each door - all of which are removable.
Utterly stunning marquetry inlaid armoire, museum quality. The superb craftsmanship seen in this exceptional armoire indicates it was a commissioned piece created by a true master. Inlaid patterns, fox, cross, obelisk, delicate outlines, names and more abound.
While the size itself is impressive, it is the heavy baroque style carving & paneling in the doors & large crown that add to the visual impact of this handsome dark oak armoire. Notice the carved decorative detail above the 3 columns, balancing the large bun feet.
Attractive carvings of vines, leaves and flowers embellish this armoire. Crafted in the late 18th century France, this oak armoire has beautifully carved moldings from the cornice to the door as well as the side panels. The armoire also features the original brass hinges and key escutcheons.
Late 18th century French Provencial Armoire of impressive proportions. Standing almost 9 ft. tall, this walnut armoire has beautifully carved moldings from the cornice to the door as well as the side panels. This armoire also features the original steel hinges and brass key escutcheons.
This handsome, large oak armoire is even more impressive in person due to the extensive hand carved details such as lion heads and floral embellishments seen throughout its exterior.
It is a joy to discover a truly beautiful, original painted armoire and this one is an exceptional find. The skill of the painter is still seen today, revealed in the soft colors and wonderful detail in the flowers, scrolling flourishes and borders throughout.The original heavy key and lock work.
A faux wood grain finish was a favorite traditional style in Sweden, as seen in the warm earth tones of this painted and paneled armoire. This one shows off its remarkable age, with the date of 1721 inside the top door. Notice the extra long, hand-wrought iron hinges.
This remarkable armoire has exceptional original paint and is dated 1774 with a monogram of "M M" beside it. The detailed, hand-painted panels includes lovely birds (in the upper panel section) resting upon a vase bursting with flowers. The panels are highlighted with a red painted finish.
Impressive and statuesque, this country Biedermeier pine armoire is painted white with black accents. The turned columns, painted black, add to the substancial "presence" of the armoire along with the gently bowed doors. Panels are seen on both the sides as well as the doors.
Impressive in stature, this pine armoire has a strong visual presence as the eye is drawn upward to the delicate carved details of the crown and pilasters that frame the doors. The slightly convex doors have decorative scalloped panels, adding a romantic touch
Antique Oak cabinet in 2 sections from Denmark circa 1860-1880.
This long sideboard shows off its French style in the carved panels and lovely details along the skirt and drawers. The bleached finish gives it a fresh and welcoming look for today's modern home.
The beautiful wood has aged gracefully, boasting a lovely rich patina in this French provincial sideboard. Three drawers over three spacious lower cabinet doors allows for excellent storage as a dining room buffet among other uses.
Traditional Swedish gustavian styling is highlighted in this lovely painted sideboard. The attractive carved dentil molding, diamond motif in the doors, “X” details and feet all add a touch of grace. The soft paint is newer yet compliments the Swedish roots.
It is a challenge to find a long sideboard, so discovering one this size is a special find. The paneled drawers, doors and sides add to the clean lines of the buffet. The newer white paint has been distressed, adding both dimension and character to it.
The intricate hand-carved details highlight the natural beauty of the oak in this impressive large sideboard. Notice the craftsmanship revealed in the carving and deep patina of the aged wood. The upper and lower drawers run smoothly.
Fun and function blend in this pine sideboard from Denmark. This delightful pine cabinet originally served as a grocer's shop counter or storage cabinet. Counters similar to this were used throughout shops in the European countryside during the 1800's
Solid and stately, at 40" tall this oak sideboard also serves well as a buffet. The turned columns, original brass hardware and large bun feet add to its strong presence.
Beautiful and versatile, this painted Chinese lacquered cabinet has a lovely aged patina with hints of lighter red and amber beneath a time worn, dark red paint whispering of years gone by. The lacquered finish is highly polished giving the paint incredible depth.
The superb quality of this piece is largely due to the exceptional lacquered finish over the original deep red paint which brings the piece to life.A versatile piece - it can be used as a sideboard,night stand or even tv stand.
There is a raw attraction in the oak and even the age-related separations along the top and decorative diamond accents simply add to the authentic vintage appeal and French charm of this old oak cabinet with heavily paneled door and sides.