Wrapping up my Adamstown travelogue, I offer a refresher course on painted chests. There are several styles of painted chests that can be divided into four major groups. First is painting for the sake of painting, much like you paint a house:
Next there is the decoratively painted chests. Often religious, cultural or ethnic themes are portrayed. Some are celebratory, weddings, births. Some are just decorative:
They ya got yer faux wood grained, often done to make the chest seem to be made from a better wood. Possibly to make it look veneered.
Then we move into the abstracts, starting with imaginative wood graining and quickly moving on to things I don’t understand and might never. Wood graining on mushrooms.
And then there is this one I like but don’t get:
I had this earlier blog on painted furniture, “As Close to Easter Eggs as I’m Going to Get.”
And my legendary Flickr set of Chests.
If there are any discrepancies between this and previous blogs, rest assured that this blog is correct. It just goes to show how much I have learned and how much smarted I am now.