Friday, October 30, 2015

ZHUHAI OCTOBER 29TH - INSPIRATIONS


PURCHASED


MARIA's WHITE CABINETS

Should be finished and ready to ship in a few days.
The factory is loaded with work - 3 times what we saw when we were there!  Do not rush or mistakes happen.  You will be very happy with your piece. 

Before the hardware:



Needs to be polished yet. 




A hint of the raw wood peeking at the edges.  Very nice. 

Other items he is painting white. 

FINISHED ITEMS
THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!














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The request was for a White lacquer Chinese Cabinet with silver hardware.  After we left we found out that the government has stopped silver plating because it's not environment friendly.  So Brass hardware must be used.  
Brass can come in many forms and designs.  
* Bright
* Blackened
* Ornate Design
* Adding handles plates
* Solid painted or slightly distressed






 Very ornate disc and handles - shiny brass with blackened etched. 



Gold is back in fashion!  Silver is a modern look but gold is picking up the popularity in the 'today's' look. 
Add a gold garden stool to the mix.








note the gold tone in the vase. 

Blackened Brass 



A white Chinese lacquer wedding cabinet decorated with gold butterflies






The disc is plain and the handles are filigree - not just etched.  I like this combo




CLAIRE'S GRAY MEDICINE CHEST
and BOOKSHELF

8 drawer cabinet

Need a light gray like the door 


Raw wood is still in fashion.  Distress the sides to show the raw wood.  If you want it looking less "Chinese" do not use the Characters. 
No antiquing. 
This gray has a green tint.....



Hardware has to be brass - not silver 
this gray has a blue tint.....


Blackened brass with distressed edges showing light wood underneath.


 Light gray with blackened hardware and distressed edges.  

Other items we saw:

I reserved - but they were sold..... boo hoo















MY ITEMS





This alter table from 1790 a.d. - I will strip and bleach the top and take about 20" off the legs to show more of the lighter wood. Then sand more off the shutters too to match. 
Before
I canceled the trunk - too dark and orange in color and too many flaws showing after it was stripped.  The leather trunk was dark brown originally and didn't see them.  Maybe if she has 2 trunks to stack will work instead. 


The bench will be sanded down some more and then I'll add 2" foam and fabric with nail heads.  (that I have to do myself). 





This cabinet has been sanded down and then bleach added - and sanded some more. 





1 comment:

  1. Wow, your site is real fine. Love the Chinese wedding cabinets. Is there a price list? I'm looking for a Chinese wedding cabinet in either grey,or white but really love the white and gold butterfly cabinet. Is it for sale?

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