Dressers. Thursday , October 19th , 2017 - 08:17:45 AM
Most dressers contain four drawers but they can have as many as eight or even twelve. Among the most famous cabinet makers of quality English dressers was Thomas Chippendale, whose fine cabinets are still much sought after.Regency, Victorian and Edwardian dressers for bedroom are all made of wood with a quality French polish on the front. The back was usually left unvarnished. Often the drawers would have locks. Today, dressers come in a wide variety of materials including the modern favourite MDF - micro density fibreboard - with a woodstain veneer on the top and sides. This hardwearing easy care engineered wood product can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Second-hand dressers and sideboards can also be painted in any colour of your choice to match your kitchen or home interior, and make them even more unique to you. Once they have been painted you can distress them by sanding to make them really shabby chic in style. People often refer to French farmhouse style or English country cottage style dressers but there are many different styles of antique dressers out there, from many periods and many different areas of Europe. French-style shabby chic dressers tend to be very decorative and elaborate, whereas English country cottage dressers are plainer and often heavier in appearance. Whichever style you prefer the choice is endless, as there are very few antique dressers the same out there. Each one differs slightly due to being hand-made rather than mass-produced in the way that reproductions are.
If youd like to get away from flimsy flat pack furniture but still find furniture thats affordable, up-cycled or pre-loved pieces are definitely the way to go. If youre looking for a dresser or sideboard in particular your choice may also be quite limited to older furniture, as while these items are definitely back in fashion they are quite traditional pieces. Many companies now make reproduction French dressers and shabby chic sideboards but they somehow lack the character of original vintage pieces. They are also mass-produced so if youd like something unique in your kitchen that none of your friends or neighbours will have, go for a second-hand or antique piece of furniture.
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