It is always 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 aged yet vibrant colors and wonderful detail in the flower motifs and borders throughout. The canted sides and crown add dimension and character to the armoire as well. Notice in the close up photos not only the delightful flowers, but the earth-toned background that was a traditional folk art style in the 1800's which created a faux wood grain appearance. While the lock no longer works, a knob was added over the wonderful original key hole cover which can be seen in the detailed photos. Please examine the close up photos to appreciate the excellent craftsmanship and folk art of the period.