Sunday, August 16, 2015
An Antique Secretary Desk in Blue
I got this lovely petite antique secretary last week from a client who no longer had a spot for it. It's got long elegant lines and a wonderful fitted interior. I painted it in a custom mixed blue called Duckett Blue, with a pale powdery blue interior. I replaces the clunky Chippendale pulls with delicate antique William and Mary style etched brass drop pulls that suit it much better. I distressed the entire piece and sealed it with wax. I also refinished and antique chair from about the same period (c.1920-1930) in the powder blue of the interior. I staged it in glassware and antique brass because I think it would look just as pretty in a dining room as in an office!