Well, It’s Sort Of Rococo with a twist…

Modern Rococco Display Tables 2

  • Original Materials: Solid Mahogany Wood, with a walnut veneer (only the tabletop)
  • Refinished With: Bubblegum Pink Furniture Paint and Glossy Black Polyurethane
  • Dimensions: W – 19″ (29cm), D – 19″ (29cm), H – 27″ (69cm)
  • Retail Price: $250.00 each or $400.00 for the pair

Someone somewhere had some fun designing this melange of styles. At first glance, the Spanish Modernist lines weren’t very clear to me, so I decided they needed a little push to bring them out.

Before - Rococco Display Tables

It felt like the craftsman lost his vision when it came to finishing the piece, so he added a some extra Art Deco ornamentation and an oddly Mid-Century Modern veneer to the table top. The whole thing felt a little hodge-podge to me.

The owner said it was brought over from Eastern Europe during the first world war, but that felt a little off. They said it belonged to their Mother and she told different stories about it, so they felt it may have some dubious origin. The underside was sanded clean of all marks and only the evidence of the whole thing having been hand-carved remained. It apparently lived in the Mom’s bedroom, or as one of the owners joked, her boudoir. Well, that joke planted a seed for my design choices. The fact that after hours of sanding off the shellac, I could not clean the whole piece to my satisfaction. Then there was the strange veneer on the top that just looked terrible when sanded. So, I decided they needed colour.

I found this thick and delicious bubblegum pink furniture paint. It was glossy and wet looking, even when dry, and I knew it would make these pieces totally unique. The high-gloss top is all polyurethane.

A perfect finish for any trendy cafe, restaurant, hair salon, or gift shop. Or the focus piece in an adventurous home.

 

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