Dorothy Lorenze

original oil paintings

Cabinet of Basketry

10x20" oil on board


©2018 Dorothy Lorenze

I saw this beautiful cabinet  in an amazing home that is an authentic colonial... recreated in  the wine country of California! Long story, but trust me,  the house is full of rustic imperfections, atmosphere and history!

I love everything about this cabinet from the arched doors to the weathered blue paint to the handmade baskets inside. It was actually built to accommodate the doors which were found elsewhere and obviously were too special to pass up! So it's quite a curiosity and since I've always been intrigued by the "cabinet of curiosity" phenomena - or collections of rare natural and scientific oddities, it just seemed like a fitting title for this collection of antique craftsmanship.

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