Flourish Dresser: Fanciful and Flirtatious

This beautiful antique dresser came to me in its previous state by way of a good friend. He lives in an historic, charming building in downtown St. Petersburg with a rather charming custom. Whenever a tenant has an item to sell, he or she can leave it in the basement of the building with a note on it with the price. When my friend saw this great set, he sent me a photo, and I dashed over to see it, not really believing my good fortune. The details! The matching mirror! The matching bed! And all in pretty good condition, just scratched and scraped and missing veneer. All I had to do was leave a check in a little box nearby, and it was mine!

Flourish Dresser before

Very large, with very sweet details–carved flourishes, stunning original hardware, elegant mirror, and carved legs! This piece needed a statement color, so I chose this greenish teal color, with white top and trim and distressing. No subtlety, no blending in for this girl–she wants your attention. So here she is now:

flourish dresser 4

flourish dresser 1

flourish dresser 5

She’s in my shop, and if she’s still around in August, she’s going to the Brocante, St. Petersburg’s monthly vintage market, first weekend of every month!
UPDATE 8/2013: Before she could ever get to the Brocante, she was snapped up and shipped to Atlanta, where she now resides!

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