Here is an extraordinary vintage cabinet with a stunning array of Neo-Classical hand-painted accents.
The standing cabinet has a regal bearing, characterized by masterful craftsmanship and extraordinary details.
As you can see, the top features a remarkable maple-burl veneer with a thin strip of dark inlaid embellishment.
Here is where you will find a delicately painted floral motif with semi-symmetrical foliate scrolling and leaves and flowers rendered in subdued shades of green, sienna and gold.
The foliate on the top is inlaid in great detail.
The edge of the top piece is embellished with an amazing, inlaid "Greek Key" pattern which adorns the front and sides. Details like these really serve to bring out the sensuous curves of the wood.
Both curved doors feature a hand-painted Grecian motif with facing figural profiles in the center which are encircled by olive laurels.
The bottom of each door exhibits a masterfully painted basket of flowers while the top depicts a green, tasseled swag.
The sides of each door are decorated with a repeating pattern of trefoil leaves while each corner is finished with a stylized "Compass Rose" motif.
The colors are elegant, and subdued, creating the perfect amount of visual appeal without detracting from the expertly-built cabinet.
Both sides of the cabinet exhibit a dazzling floral motif.
A nosegay is enclosed in the center and accented by symmetrical, foliate embellishment.
On each side of the central decoration you will see beautiful bouquets of creamy yellow and ochre-colored flowers.
A floral swag with tasseled green fabric adorns the top of the cabinet sides while the same repeating trefoil shapes and "compass rose" accents create beautiful continuity.
Beautiful brass knobs with dark, wood accents adorn the cabinet doors. Inside, you will find two shelves which curve to match the shape of the doors perfectly.
The doors open and close smoothly and snap shut with tiny brass components inside.
Finally, the feet simply shaped and carved such that they are an integral part of the skirt.
The cabinet exhibits some expected wear including some minor scratching, chipping and staining, particularly to the top and skirt. Otherwise, it remains in good vintage condition.
This is a truly unique cabinet with exceptional character and craftsmanship.
It is a great size that will work in many areas of a home and will make a great accent piece in the right aesthetic design.
Measurements: Cabinet is 24 3/8" tall and 15" deep on top, Widest point is 24", Shelves are 12 3/4" deep, Doors are 17" tall and 8 3/4" wide Weight: 31 lbs., 4 oz.
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