Art Deco Dresser - "Amelia"

$391.33

Art Deco Dresser FREE to COLLECT or receive by paid delivery in the following Ontario areas: N0H1G0 (Bruce-Grey) and the Greater Toronto Area. Please, contact to arrange collection or delivery prior to purchase. Thank you!

"Surely the sky lies open, let us go that way.” Amelia Wren...

"Amelia" is an audacious Art Deco dresser inspired by her own decorative period and pioneer, Amelia Earhart.
With her comes a story, and some artistic history...!

... During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and technological progress.
In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, Art Deco became more subdued and "Streamline Moderne", featuring curving forms and smooth, polished surfaces...
... I believe this dresser, Amelia, was born of the later art deco era, but she was NOT to remain 'subdued"!!

As seen in the final image, she started life (and later rejected) as a functional, geometric and highly varnished gal! Varnish thick as treacle! Her mirror frame was so utterly boring it wasn't even photo worthy :( Why buy her? Something about her simple geometric lines and those sweet turned legs and mirror spindles saved her :) And I'm so happy we took her on...

Amelia Wren, a fictional character, inspired by aeronaut Amelia Earhart climbs the 1800's skies in pursuit of science and adventure in the movie, Aeronauts. She cries out: "Surely the sky lies open, let us go that way.”

Surely, we reached to the skies to transform this dresser! Aerostats, or hot air balloons, are icons of the art deco era, and fit this piece perfectly! If you look closely, there is an Amelia inside the gondola, or basket, with her male peers! Her sides are enveloped by soft, hand painted clouds contrasting her sleek Paisley Blue frame.

Her once plane mirror frame is now adorned with a simply stunning decorative applique, touched with Aged Silver Gilding Wax; her truly antique hardware has been revived with Aged Silver and Black Wax, including her original casters.

Those saving grace legs and spindles have been stripped of treacle along with her top and backsplash, stained in Flagstone, and finished in natural clear and white waxes. But... open her drawers to find peek-a-boo Silver detailing; her inner drawers have been reconditioned with Tuscany mildly scented natural wax; no longer subdued, outside or in!

From her tip to her toes, she measures 64 inches (36 to her dresser surface), is wide by 35 1/2, and deep by 33 1/2.

Amelia and I look forward to chatting with you to arrange collection or paid delivery for her next journey - to you!

*Like the balloon image? You can find that in our store too! Hokus Pokus transfer: "110 Degres Sud": in the Hokus Pokus Transfers section of our store.
**Like the decorative applique on Amelia's mirror frame? That too can be found in store! WoodUBend pediment: WUB1215.

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Shipping from Canada

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will my hand refinished antique, or vintage, piece have imperfections?

New Life Vintage 4 U furniture and décor pieces have been pre-owned and pre-loved, most are vintage or antique. Because they have a history. We like to call age related imperfections: "Perfect Imperfections", adding character, and a genuine aged feel.

Pieces needing repair have been repaired to the best of our ability and knowledge and are in good working condition.

Colours may vary from what you see on your screen due to lighting, monitor settings, and other variables.

All of our pieces are hand-painted. There will be occasional brush strokes and there may be minor imperfections in the finish. That is the beauty, charm, and character of a piece that has been lovingly painted by hand. And I DO LOVE my work :)

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Where applicable, such with chalk boards, care instructions will be sent with the purchased piece.

New Life Vintage 4 U holds no responsibility for the secure and safe hanging of mirrors or heavy wall décor, so please research which hanging method is most appropriate for your wall and piece. We do, however, use quality hanging hardware that are chosen for appropriate weight bearing.

Original vintage or antique mirror glass, can and usually does, have minor imperfections, such as age spots and backing blemishes. We try to avoid these as much as possible unless they add to the genuine feel of the piece. glass with noticeable scratches are always replaced for new glass, cut by our local glazier.

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