The allure of this lovely French chest of drawers comes from the romantic touch of (newer) paint which at first appears white, on closer inspections is pale blue, and ultimately is both beautifully mixed and distressed adding a refined grace to the piece. The distress seen throughout the chest reveals the natural oak below, and highlights the hand-carved flowers and flourishes on each drawer. The heavily paneled sides, scalloped skirt and cabriolet feet complete the romantic as well. Expected age-related separation of wood is seen in the top and interior drawer bottoms, but does not impact their strength nor function. This oak chest of drawers is being sold in as-is, used condition as we found it in Europe. Any scratches, marks, cracks, signs of use are expected in an item of this age. This item is strong, stable and ready for use.