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."

Carved carousel ostrich by Dentzel Carousel Company of Philadelphia.  This was taken from a decommissioned carousel in Detroit. The ostrich was considered one of the most difficult animals to carve because of the detail. The paint was restored by Peter Deen.

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.

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.