.NO, it's a chest !
As bloggers will say- I'm smitten. I've always been intrigued by chests and dressers. Everyone seems to have a dresser or chest they inherited, they hate or that they inherited and hate. This particular chest photographed with an Olsen atop it and a quote by the same-, says-its all good! But the chest is a show stopper. I know there are paper covered chests and fabric ones- I see them about, but this one is the best of the best- Chest.
What I love about this piece is the use of the Indian floral Chintz and its border placement. The textile has the look of an old one. I'm not advocating cutting up a valuable piece, but if you are up for a project- Give covering an old piece of chest a try. I would love to have one just like this one since the rich luxury of a tented room done up in yards and yards and swathes and swathes of the fabric is completely out of my decorating picture.
Lee Radziwill in one of the most famous of all the
Indian chintz tented rooms designed by Renzo Mongiardino
Saffron Marigold here has gorgeous Indian florals by the yard , favourites below that would make a great chest.
A HANDSPUN, HANDWOVEN COTTON HAND-PAINTED MORDANT-DYED, RESIST-DYED AND HAND-PAINTED COROMANDEL COAST OF INDIA, 18C FOR THE THAI MARKET
private collection, Horyu-ji, Nara (image from Narablog)
the real deal-could you possibly take the scissors to something so gorgeous?
something else to do with the Indian chintz-but still, I'd rather have the chest. Does anyone know where it is?
1780s Robe a l'Anglaise
Indian export 18th c. from Cora Ginsburg
see the most beautiful textiles at Cora Ginsburg here
Courtney of style court has several great posts on these Indian florals, here and just recently here.
& The Zhush here found these chests by Byronie Porter recently that are papered, but the company does take commissions and there are papers available that could do-