Gustavian Furniture

A new client admired a Swedish Gustavian cupboard that she found online.  She needed something similar in design but with a couple of significant changes including the color.  Designing and drawing the new piece was easy.  The hard part was to get the old faded paint just right. My belief is that much of the antique Gustavian furniture sold in this country has a new finish on it that only looks old.  I set about to replicate this finish.  To her credit, my client and her decorator reviewed the 20 or 30 samples that I produced our the way to a new/old finish that we all found quite pleasing.  See what you think.