We recently scored not one, but TWO
Drexel Touranie pieces
They were bought from different sellers
for dramatically different prices
(these are seller's photos, not mine!)
This chest is dated 1946...and it has it's original mirror!
the dresser is equally fabulous...
Touraine is my favorite style of French Provincial reproduction furniture
I love the sleekness,
the delicately curved legs,
the serpentine front,
the simple hardware
it's recognizable in an instant!
In fact, neither piece was listed as "Drexel Touraine"
Can you believe that chest was listed for weeks with no takers???
Anyway, I wanted to keep it pretty classic on these pieces,
so I went with one of our favorite combos
Paris Grey and Old White
with rich gold accents
The pieces aren't done yet, but here is a sneak preview!
Yes, yes I did hand paint that gilding!
No, no I did not enjoy it very much!
Hoping to get both pieces completed tomorrow...
we'll see how that goes!
Wish us luck!