This exquisitely painted and gilded clock is in the Church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris.

" One of the top lots of the sale is certain to be a finely, decorated blanket chest attributed to Johannes Rank of Dauphin (now Lebanon) County, Pennsylvania. Dated 1791, the poplar case is adorned with its original blue paint decoration and three tombstones, each with pots of flowers.  Though similar to the work of other members of the Rank-Selzer families of makers and decorators, this chest is most closely related to the signed chests of Johannes Rank and carries an estimate of $ 16,000-22,000.  " 

From dark and dreary to light and dreamy!
Janie Osborn's fabulous chair redo is a wonderful example of how a dark varnished piece can be turned into something that appears to have been gently touched by time.By using the traditional paint recipes and methods from the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Course.

Can you make a new table look like a painted antique? Yes and it's not nearly as difficult as it looks. Here is a good example.

A Louis XV Parcel-Gilt And Cream-Painted Panelled Room, CIRCA 1730

We love the colour palette of the Dauphin's bedchamber at the Palace of Versailles.

Janie Osborn shared her beautiful completed version of sample board F139 with us. She is enrolled in the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Course and is in the process of recreating 26 specific finishes, using traditional recipes and techniques that are taught online.

Learn HOW TO MAKE THIS AND THE PAINT to paint it with as well as 4 other beautiful pieces in the FARRAGOZ Online Course.

WHAT exactly is a Trumeau? HOW can I make my own? WILL it look like the real thing? WHO will help me?

This wonderful patina finish was created by FARRAGOZ Online Student, Martha Guillory. See more beautiful authentic looking finishes recently created by some of our online students ~

The exquisite gold clock inside the famous Paris museum, the Musée d'Orsay.

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Clock Face.  In this module you will learn how to make wood stain and casein paint from natural products, using original old recipes, and learn how to apply these in order to get the desired end result. You will also learn how to transfer images and patterns onto a casein painted surface and finally, you will learn how to distress and treat this surface for it to look authentically old and chipped.  While you are experimenting with all of this, you will be making a lovely clock face.

This is a detail shot of Marintia Escebedo's exquisite Angel Plaque which she made from scratch, following the step-by-step instructions and videos in the FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course. Marintia joined us only a little over 3 months ago and she has already completed 5 of the 7 projects and each one is a masterpiece!

I photographed this magnificent boiserie detail at the Palace of Versailles. I love everything about it - the gently faded blue, the fine detail and the way the gold has tarnished on certain sections.

This FARRAGOZ Moodboard was created using the sample board of Finish F114. Learn to create this finish in the FARRAGOZ Online Patina FINISHES Course.

Attention to detail on shutters and windows at the Palace of Versailles.

Niche with Madonna and Child ~ such a common and beautiful site in the medieval streets of Le Puy-en Velay, France.

The life of a master wood carver - a fascinating video.

Decorative painted wooden panel at Musee Carnavalet in Paris

Inspirational curiosities to be found in Paris antique shops.

Simply love the colour and patina of the flaking paint on this building which I spotted in Le Puy-en-Velay, France. 

This FARRAGOZ Moodboard was created using the sample board of Finish F125. Learn to create this finish in the FARRAGOZ Online Patina FINISHES Course.

The patina on these mirror frames was created using the homemade traditional paint recipes and ageing methods from the FARRAGOZ online courses. The one frame used to be a shiny white plastic frame and the other was made from scratch.