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A rare white lacquered sideboard by Tommi Parzinger for Parzinger Originals.

Decorating experts agree that painting is among the easiest and cheapest ways to dramatically change and freshen your surroundings. With minimal effort and cost, a fresh coat of paint can brighten or liven up any room.

While taste is subjective, major paint […]

Hand Painted Italian Furniture Part 1

This fabulous piece above is a 18th Century Italian Secretaire with exotic 19th Century decoration, circa 1725. This Italian piece has a simple single drawer slant front case covered with circa 1825-1840 elaborate painted lacquer decoration. The legs and writing surface very stable and usable. The exterior of this secretaire present a world […]

Hand Painted Italian Furniture Part 2

Pair of Italian Neoclassical Side Chairs in Pompeiian Form Italy Circa 1900 Italian Neoclassical Side Chairs with Rare Pompeiian Backs En Grisaille. Motif from the Frieze in Pompeii’s House of the Vettii

Italian styled furniture are some of the most favored styled furniture of the past. While the contemporary Italian […]

Tips for Painting Murals on Furniture

A Pair of Empire Style Red Tole Peinte Table Lamps – Christies

Repainting can enhance the look of your old furniture, but you could make a piece even more unique by painting a mural on it. It doesn’t need to be anything intricate or abstract–a simple forest scene or seascape would change […]

Red Chinoiserie Styled Hand Painted Furniture

This lovely chinoiserie table attributed to Maitland Smith features gilt hand painted detail of pastoral chinese scenes and having the most sculptural and dramatic scalloped edge, all atop cabriole legs. This fabulous table is a work of art and built beautifully. What a splendid piece of artful design to elevate any decor. […]