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Queen Anne style vintage cocktail cabinet. Handpainted. Japanese style. Geisha.

Queen Anne style vintage cocktail cabinet. Handpainted. Japanese style. Geisha.

Regular price £1,750.00
Regular price Sale price £1,750.00
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Measurements in (cm)

H145 L43 W76

Item shipping

Collection only

Product location

East Sussex


This is a stunning, handpainted vintage Queen Anne reproduction cocktail cabinet, constructed in the 1960's and made of solid wood. The entire piece is in its' original condition, with exception of the wiring and plug for the internal light, which I have re-done.

As a furniture artist, meticulous preparation forms the basis of my creative process. Function is as important to me as form and everything works exactly as it should, smoothly and ready for years more use! This piece is excellent vintage condition.

I have stripped off the old brown varnish, sanded and primed and then used chalk paint to create an antique texture to form the basis of the vintage Japanese look I was aiming for.

I used Annie Sloan's 'Primer Red', over which I layered 'Oriental Red' by Craig&Rose paints. Two coats of Annie Sloan's 'Athenian Black' complete the desired paint effect. The entire piece has then been protected with black wax.

I am an artist by profession so I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to paint freehand on this piece...I have been waiting for the right piece of furniture to fit my two lovely ladies onto....look at the narrative, the Geisha on the right is reading a note and the one on the left is covertly watching her...I sketched the figures in white pencil on the black ground, then made a bold outline in a gold fine tip watercolour pen. For the kimono, I used various chalk paints....

Artisitic influences are Utamaro and Klimt. Utamaro the classical style of visual representation of the geisha with Klimt providing the design aesthetic.

Inside, the cabinet is decorated with handpainted fragments of poetry in classical calligraphy from the Edo period in Japanese history (1603-1868). Koi carp in gold leaf complete the interior scheme.

This is a small cabinet, which will complement both contemporary and traditional interior schemes. A truly unique statement piece.

I have tried to show it in all lights.. it is quite dark and subtle, a real antique vibe...the last pic is at night time with a light shining on it and no other light source. You can illuminate it as much as you like with your lighting....or not!


DIMENSIONS; 145cm high, 76cm at widest point of legs, 43 cm deep.

COLLECTION TN5 6JE. (happy to package if you choose to send a courier)
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