Wednesday, June 10, 2015
An Antique Hutch with Damask Stenciling
This lovely antique hutch came from the nicest couple out in Cheshire last week. It's custom for a client who's become a dear friend. We went with a beautiful warm yellow for the exterior and I choose a soft sage green for the interior brightened by damask stencil in gold then hand highlighted with pale yellow and burnt sienna. I highlighted the fine woodwork of the exterior with a tiny bit of the green, for a pinstriped effect. I recolored the antique brass pulls to imitate copper patina and finally got a bit carried away and stenciled the drawer sides as well. I've staged the piece with antique china I bought at a tagsale and wild roses from my garden.