sold painted cabinet in black and white geometric design

SOLD Painted cabinet in Black and White Geometric Design.



Item Ref

FG 01001


18th century English pine cabinet painted by Melissa White for the first of an exciting new and exclusive range of painted furniture for Fleet Gallery.
This is painted in English pin wheel design and is unique.
Melissa is delighted to be collaborating with Fleet Gallery, Hastings on a new painted furniture adventure.
“I have, of late, become rather obsessed with a certain style of painted furniture. It has its origins in Italy and features strong geometric designs painted in an all-over fashion. The bold, structured patterns, often in black and white, have a rhythm and energy that I find very exciting when they cover characterful pieces of antique furniture.
When I found that Patrick Robbins of Fleet Gallery shared my enthusiasm it made perfect sense to bring our skills together. He has great experience in sourcing and recognising beautiful pieces that have provenance and character but he also recognises the potential of pieces in need of sprucing up. From cupboards to cabinets, drawers to commodes, we will let his finds speak to us and select suitable patterns that will enhance and elevate. Then he’ll leave me to work some painterly magic at my studio.
I use natural, chalk paints to apply the designs free-hand or with the aid of simple stencils in the English tradition. I’ve avidly collected patterns for many years with a particular interest in Elizabethan wall painting but also a love of European folk art and vernacular decoration.
With the design painted I gently distress the surfaces. This stage is especially rewarding when working with antique furniture because all the history imbued in the surface; layers of paint and years of wear and tear, melds with the new paintwork in thrilling and serendipitous ways. A waxed finish further enhances the inherent patina and gives the piece longevity. I think this painted furniture can add vibrancy and personality to any space serving as a standout, statement or as a key piece to an inspired room scheme”
53 Norman Road
St Leonards on sea
East Sussex
TN38 0EG
01424 200220
Mob 07837784683
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Internal Ref: FG 01001


Height = 92 cm (36")
Width = 95 cm (38")
Depth = 48 cm (19")

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