This pair of dressers were created to showcase some of my new ornament designs and other hand painted pieces. The colour pallete for them in pinks and yellows is inspired by 18th century Dresden china.
I only have these two dressers – so as they say when they are gone they are gone! They are a couple of bits of furniture from my ‘specials’ box that I save and bring out for something special! Although I will be making more pieces with these ornaments on – just not these bits of furniture!
One is in a gloss rich deep mahogany and the other is a bit of a flight of fancy and is a minky cream with hand painted colour details overlaid with a light touch of gold.
Both pieces feature the same ornaments with the only difference being the one in the alcove at the bottom of the dresser, the mink one features a large cherub figure sitting on a horn of plenty offering flowers and grapes in his hands, the Mahogany one features a butterfly perched on the side of an open flower.
The china factories of Dresden in Germany were initially financed by Augustus the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony, and the production of European hard paste porcelain started there in 1710. Its signature logo, the crossed swords, was introduced in 1720 and is possibly one of the oldest trademarks in existence. Dresden is most famous for its figures which were initially made for decorating the tables at grand meals – and so were mostly white to replicate the then fashionable sugar sculptures.
Measurements: 125mm wide x 200mm high x 40 mm deep