Painted Items


"Paint can add so much to the character of a piece of furniture. It can also exponentially lift the value of a piece depending on how it is done. Often these pieces have vibrant colors and can make quite a statement in your collection. If there is a type of painted piece you are looking for and do not see, please call or email, we may not have cataloged it yet."

This rare painted pine blanket chest is reddish brown in color decorated with two panels on the lid with a compass star decoration. The spectacular front panels have a floral decoration with reverse colors, growing out of pots.  One pot is signed "John Seltzer" and "1793" and the other pot has a flower with a face within.  The chest is supported on straight...

A rare and bright blanket chest in brilliant reds contrasted with blacks.  The decoration is nicely painted with urns and flowers flanked by pillars and hearts on the corners. There is decoration on the sides and traces of decoration on the top. It has two drawers and bracket fee with original brasses. 

With an old dry surface, this green painted blanket chest has a white tombstone with a brown edge painted in the center with "Elisabeth Enderleinich, 1817" written upon it.    A mid molding separates the green background from 3 white painted drawers with green tulips over a black base molding connecting to black painted bracket feet.

This blanket chest has a desirable blue paint applied on a dry and aged surface.  A small escutcheon sits below a molded lid with iron strap hinges.  There is a mid molding over a three drawer arrangement.  Each drawer front has a lip molding, Sheraton brass and an appealing old red paint surface.  The entire chest rests on black painted French feet.

This is a rare and impressive 18th century Hudson River Valley oval hutch table. The three-board top is scrubbed with remnants of old red paint and is secured with a dowel to the red-painted rectangular base. The base has a lid and sunken panels on a scalloped trestle base terminating in stepped shoe feet. The surface and architectural elements are as good as it gets.

Dated 1769, this dower chest is one of the earliest known.  Made more exceptional by the existence of original paint on the top, sides and front of the chest.  Has 8 birds illustrated on the top and front of the chest with red, black and blue paint decoration on a brown grain painted background with bird-feet decoration on all sides of the chest.

Clock with broken-scroll pediment, three urn finials, enameled dial, fluted quarter-columns at the waist and base that has a wonderfully applied molding surrounding raised flower petals in the center and ogee bracket feet.

Cupboard with bold cornice, raised panel door, rattail hinges and scalloped base.