Swankety Swank Showcase: Geranium Dresser

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Swankety Swank Showcase proudly presents the Geranium Dresser!  An earthy green complements the natural dark wood of this beautiful piece, while decorative patterns accent the handpainted geranium flowers.  This piece measure 35 1/2″ tall (including the 3″ tall ornamental backing), 44 1/8″ across and 18 1/2 deep.

Geranium is “a genus of 422 species of flowering annual, biennial, and perennial plants that are commonly known as the cranesbills.  It is found throughout the temperate regions of the world and the mountains of the tropics, but mostly in the eastern part of the Mediterranean region. These attractive flowers will grow in any soil as long as it is not waterlogged. Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in summer, by seed, or by division in autumn or spring.”

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“The name ‘cranesbill’ derives from the appearance of the fruit capsule of some of the species. Species in the Geranium genus have a type of mechanism produced by the pollinated flower. The mechanism is a beak-like column that springs open when ripe and casts the seeds some distance. The fruit capsule consists of five cells each containing one seed, joined to a column produced from the center of the old flower. The common name cranesbill comes from shape of the unsprung column, which in some species is long and looks like the bill of a crane. Many species in this genus do not have a long beak-like column.”

Above, we have a closer view of the intricate wood paneling design complemented above and below with Yabette’s handpainted design work.  This piece certainly represents Swankety Swank’s creed of “honoring Beauty, Earth and Age.”

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An overview of the dresser with a gorgeous upholstered chair (with vintage fabric) gives one a sense of its size.

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Closeup of the geranium detail reveals the delicate linework inherent in all of Yabette’s designs.  This piece was cleaned, sanded, refinished, hand painted and clear coated with earth friendly, low VOC paints.

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This dresser is a sturdy piece as evidenced by the this drawer closeup.  Solid and dependable, a grand addition to any home.  Come into Swankety Swank today and see for yourself!

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