Friday, September 22, 2017

A Lovely Little Dresser

Boy oh boy did I have a crap day yesterday, to the point of hilarity, or at least, it will very much be hilarious in a week or so. I'm still licking my wounds right now. But, today has dawned clear and breezy, a perfectly miraculous New England Autumn morning. Day's like this- these are the days we earn with bitter cold stretches in February, and thick fat humidity in July. It's actually supposed to get hazy hot and humid again by the end of the weekend, so it's very important to soak up this glory while one can.
      The first order of business today was photographing this absolute doll of a dresser. It's c.1910, mahogany and mahogany veneer, and just immaculate. I looooooove the form. These late empire pieces tend to be low and squatty, but this little guy is long and lean, and ever so elegant. I refinished it custom for a client, playing up the rich graining of the top and drawer fronts, contrasting handsomely with a very lightly distressed antique white. This was one of those pieces that was just a joy to work on from start to finish. The design plan was perfect, the dresser was in such nice condition that the process was a breeze, and I'm tickled pink with the final result!
Happy Friday.

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