Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A beautiful French Armoire (Cabinet and Drawers)

french provincial furniture sydney painted by LIlyfield Life

If I was prone to swooning and sighing over homewares, this is one piece definitely worthy of that behaviour. Fortunately I'm not the sighing type  - I usually just stroke furniture, buy it, paint it and sell it. 

french provincial furniture sydney painted by LIlyfield Life
french provincial furniture sydney painted by LIlyfield Life

This is a beautiful cabinet with four dovetailed drawers and a handy cupboard. I was extremely tempted to keep this for myself. It looks fantastic in my bedroom and I would love it also in a big bathroom to store some towels and linens. However my attitude is to sell and pass on the goodness -I'll just enjoy it while I mind it for a while. 

french provincial furniture sydney painted by LIlyfield Life
french provincial furniture sydney painted by LIlyfield Life

The patina on this piece is beautiful - it is aged to perfection. I love all the details, the carvings, the handles and its practicality.

french provincial furniture sydney painted by LIlyfield Life
french provincial furniture sydney painted by LIlyfield Life

I took the photos last night as the light was fading in my bedroom so sorry they aren't the best but I think this piece of furniture will stand up for itself  poor quality photos regardless.  I should have set up my tripod but I was too excited and in a hurry to start snapping away.

She's beautiful, don't you think?

It sold really quickly last night. Off to its new home on Friday. Just as I sold it, Phil walked in and said WOW, it's beautiful. Why aren't you keeping it?

damn...

oh well, I'll just admire it till Friday.

Fiona xx

french provincial furniture sydney painted by LIlyfield Life


8 comments:

  1. It is very beautiful. I am looking for one like this up my way in Queensland - they are so practical and a real statement piece whilst also being very "homely". Thanks for showing it. :-)

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  2. Stunning. I can see why you wanted to keep it. The lucky buyer!
    Beth x

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  3. Well I am prone to sighing and swooning - and this piece is exactly the type of furniture that makes me do so!!!
    Just gorgeous!
    XOX

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  4. what a gorgeous and unique piece!!! i love it!!!

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  5. Hi Fiona. that cabinet is beautiful. I have never seen anything like that one. Everything about it is so pretty, the lovely legs and knobs, the carvings are so intricate and the bottom carvings so unusual.Fiona I was looking at one of your earlier entries and you mentioned you were going to do a tutorial on white washing. did you ever do it and if you did do you know where it is as I haven't come across it yet. Thanks as usual
    Regards Brenda

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  6. Gorgeous, I can see why you were tempted to keep it. :)

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  7. Stunning but I wouldn't expect otherwise from you.-love dee x

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  8. It is completely gorgeous Fiona, and while I'm not prone to swooning either I will give this one a sigh. One day I will come across something like this one.

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