English Faux Grain Antique Pine Box c. 1880
For my fellow faux grain appreciators. A beautiful English pine chest, c. 1880 with faux grain paint to resemble oak. The painted "grain" on the exterior of this box is an art form, used decoratively in the 17th-19th centuries when most soft wood (pine) pieces were painted. Pine wasn't considered a luxurious wood, so hardwoods like oak, chestnut, and mahogany grains were often mimicked with this technique. As we know, pine has since become quite a beloved and luxurious wood in its own right and due to its rising popularity many of these paint jobs have been stripped away to satisfy demand. Not all paint is worth keeping, but when it's right it's right, and this box is right...with a beautiful history to show for itself.
Dimensions: 29.5"L x 16.5"D x 16.5"H
Please note: antiques can (and often do!) come with dents, chips, cracks, stains, uneven coloring, and signs of their old age—small details that contribute to big character.
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