Antique Painted Tuscan 3-drawer Chest

ORIGIN: Tuscany, Italy
AGE: 19th century
DIMENSIONS: 47” l x 22 1/2” w x 34 1/2”h
MATERIALS: Pine, Original Paint
CONDITION: Very Good; wear consistent with age and use; minor paint loss


This painted chest is a Tuscan classic that is at home in a farmhouse as in a formal villa. The chest's straight lines are complemented by the simplicity of the painted design. The drawers are painted a pale yellow outlined in blue with simple strings of dots.  This design is repeated on the top around a faux salmon-colored marble center. Painted Florentine scrolls add a flourish around the keyholes. The sides are painted in a pale blue wash.  The piece sits on tapered legs.  All three drawers have operational locks with keys.  There is some paint loss and wear consistent with its age and use.