Wednesday, December 21, 2011

291 Swedish buffet or credenza with chicken wire door panels and an 18th century antique look

Here is a piece that we designed for a client who loves the Swedish 18th century look.  Many layers of gently crackled casein paint and brass chickenwire do a great job of pulling off the antique thing.  Press this link for pricing and availability.  

The entire piece is made of solid poplar except for the curved panels on the sides which are plywood, and the shelves inside.  

Here you can see the many layers of paint, the subtle color variations between each coat, and some of the raw wood showing through on the "high wear" spots; also an "open joint" between the top boards. 

The paint is coaxed into subtly crackling here and there.  These are fake keyholes.  The doors are held shut by a brass ball catch at the top of each.  

Showing moulded detail along the door bottom and cabinet bottom.  The door bottom would be expected to show very heavy wear.   
Inside, showing shelf.  

Detail of the foot. 

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As always, custom sizes, options, colors available.  Email us for lead times and prices.  Here is a link to the price and availability on this exact piece.