Combining Utility and Artful Expression with Hand-Painted Cabinets
Very few furnishings in our homes are in place for no purpose other than to look good. However, having pieces of furniture that are useful doesn’t mean that they can’t look great, too. Combine the utility of a simple cabinet with a beautiful painting, and you have our large collection of stunning hand painted cabinets.
The craft of hand painting fine furniture dates back to about 3,500 years, with the discovery of resin lacquer found on furniture in China. Marco Polo is believed to have introduced this technique upon his return to Italy in 1283. Since then, artistic expression expanded with the Renaissance and the installation of beautifully hand painted furniture pieces in the homes of royalty and nobility became commonplace. Today, hand painted furniture is not common, which means that beautifully decorated hand painted cabinets in your home placed where people gather is sure to encourage admiring looks and comments from guests.
Hand painted cabinets are available in a variety of shapes, styles and colors. Drawers, doors and shelves on our cabinets provide storage solutions, which make them as useful as they are lovely. Each handcrafted cabinet is an exquisite example of the meticulous care each artisan takes in the manufacture and decoration of these stunning pieces. These beautiful pieces are tasteful and elegant additions to any decor and should be located in places where they will be seen by residents and guests alike at every
The beautiful backgrounds and graceful designs of our hand painted cabinets vary greatly. Several of our most popular cabinets feature silver or gold backgrounds, covered with stylized leaf motifs or graceful vines and delicate flowers. Others are painted with a jet black or radiant red background, embellished with oriental motifs of trees, birds or pagodas. Others are similarly painted and skillfully “antiqued,” adding to the timeless beauty of these unique and useful pieces.
Perhaps one of the most popular places for such a lovely piece of hand painted furniture is the dining room. The shimmer of silver on one of our exquisite demilune (half-moon) style hand painted cabinets will continue to draw the eyes of admirers throughout your dinner party. The addition of one of these alluring pieces in your living room or media room will be useful as a cabinet for books and videos, yet not look like the typical media cabinet. In the bedroom, the smaller cabinets make lovely bedside tables, providing a surface for your clock and lamp, while hiding your stash of bedtime books.
No matter where these charming cabinets reside in your home, their mere presence will turn up the style meter of any room's decor. Stunning hand painted cabinets are absolute proof that beauty can be useful and is more than