We found a lovely chest. I knew instantly that it was going home. It wasn't perfect, but still very elegant, yet the plain marquetry seems perfect for my country house. It is a lovely light colored wood with ormolu mounts on it. It looks like pine to me, but it is probably something else. Is it Kingwood? Most French chests tend to be around 1900, but this one really does look earlier. I am wondering if the hardware has been replaced? The marquetry needs some work, it is what you might say "a bit chippy".
I wanted to put it in another room that has light colored wood, but frankly I went for temporary functional--underneath the tv. I'm working on my bedroom, one little bit at a time.
If I ever find the appropriate sized transferware plates on Ebay, I'll show you my completed plate wall. It looks really bad, I'm missing two sizes on the other side. Oh, the weather cooled down. Back to outside.
Here's to finishing projects, I just made a little step towards that. Other things going on: I found a bear topiary half price at the nursery. I thought he was cute. I think this may wind up being topiary row.
Everyone needs a little whimsy to lighten up the seriousness of life! Yes, and everyone needs a tractor to dig a hole in clay for a 15 gallon plant.