Unique furniture by Karen Frandsen

Cabinets and cupboards

The items shown below are available for immediate purchase, or were previously sold. To see a larger version of any photograph, please click on it.

To view only my pieces which are currently available for sale, please click here.

As standard I finish all pieces in a smooth finish, however I am happy, at no extra cost, to lightly "distress" them - for a more "vintage" effect. If you like a previously sold item then please feel free to contact me as I may have, or might be able to source, something similar.

Please note, unless otherwise indicated the various decorative items which you see in photographs are NOT included.

To purchase an item, please contact me. Items can generally be collected from my studio in Essex (near Halstead). I can connect buyers with a number of reasonably-priced couriers whom my clients have previously used.

Please note, the items below are the only ones which I have for sale at the current time, and at present I am not taking on new commissions or producing any other new pieces.


Hand-painted white cabinet, wooden, partial glass front with strip leaded glass
SOLD

An ornate cabinet which has been hand-painted in white satin.

The cabinet has a door with partial glass window (in a strip lead style), and a liftable top for easy access. It has one interior shelf, the height of which can be adjusted via pegs in the sides.

The cabinet measures approximately 44cm wide by 43.5cm deep by 87cm high.

It could be used in a number of rooms and for a variety of things.

If the buyer wishes, then I would be happy to "distress" the cabinet's finish.

Hand-painted white cabinet, wooden, partial glass front with strip leaded glassHand-painted white cabinet, wooden, partial glass front with strip leaded glass
White cabinet with two doors and pull-down front section
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A beautiful solid pine cabinet which has been lovingly refurbished and hand-painted using "Farrow and Ball" "All White 2005" oil eggshell paint.

The cabinet has a top section with two doors and one interior shelf, the lower section has a pull-down front with one interior shelf. The shelves have been lined with a pretty striped "Laura Ashley" paper.

The cabinet measures approximately 72cm wide by 99cm high by 50cm deep, it would be great for a bedroom, hallway, conservatory, dining room, kitchen, etc. You could use it; for clothes, as a child's storage cupboard (for toys etc), as a linen cupboard, for crockery, etc.

White cabinet with two doors and pull-down front sectionWhite cabinet with two doors and pull-down front section
White cabinet with two doors and pull-down front sectionWhite cabinet with two doors and pull-down front section
Glass doored white shelf unit - white shelf unit - white shelves unit
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This is a beautiful glass-doored shelf unit.It has been refurbished and refinished in white, using "Farrow and Ball" "All White 2005" Oil Eggshell paint.

It measures approximately 66cm wide, approximately 112cm high, and approximately 21.5 cm deep (front to back).

It has two middle shelves, the height of which can be adjusted (it has removable shelf pegs and a number of pre-drilled holes at the sides) and its base shelf.

It would be great for a bedroom, hallway, conservatory, kitchen, lounge, etc.

The decorative pieces and ornaments shown in the photographs are not included.

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Glass doored white shelf unit - white shelf unit - white shelves unit 
Vintage antique chest of drawers refinished in white
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This is a beautiful vintage chest of drawers. I can't verify the age, but based on the style I believe it to be late Victorian.

The chest of drawers has been refurbished and refinished in white, using "Farrow and Ball" "All White 2005" Oil Eggshell paint, and then lightly distressed for that popular "vintage aged" look. Finally, the drawers have been lined with a pretty striped-pattern paper.

It measures approximately 101.5cm wide, approximately 79cm high, and approximately 47.5 cm deep (front to back). The bottom drawer is much deeper than the others.

The chest of drawers would be great for a bedroom, hallway, conservatory, girls boudoir, etc.

Vintage antique chest of drawers refinished in whiteVintage antique chest of drawers refinished in white
Vintage antique chest of drawers refinished in whiteVintage antique chest of drawers refinished in white
Lovely white chest of drawers (4 small, 2 large drawers)
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A beautiful chest of drawers which has been refurbished and lovingly painted by hand using Farrow and Ball's "2005 All White" Oil Eggshell paint. This is a "soft" white rather than a "brilliant" white.

The chest of drawers was originally made by "Stag". It measures approx. 107cm wide by approx. 46.5cm deep by approx. 71cm high, has four smaller drawers and two larger drawers. The drawers have been fitted brass knobs which are "antique gold" in colour, and the drawers themselves have been newly lined with a pretty lining paper.

It could be used in a lounge, hallway, conservatory, bedroom, living room, etc.

Lovely white chest of drawers (4 small, 2 large drawers)Lovely white chest of drawers (4 small, 2 large drawers)
Lovely white chest of drawers (4 small, 2 large drawers)Lovely white chest of drawers (4 small, 2 large drawers)
Beautiful white cabinet/dresser with top shelf
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This is a classic-style cabinet/dresser which has been repainted by hand in white using multiple coats of "Farrow and Ball" paint. It is "chic" but definitely not "shabby" !

It has two drawers, and two cupboards - each cupboard has a middle shelf. The drawers and shelves have been lined with a pretty paper. It measures approximately 95cm wide by 45 deep by 81cm high.

Also included in the sale are a shelf unit which can conveniently fit on top of the cabinet. The shelf unit has two drawers and measures approximately 82cm wide by 15cm deep by 75cm high.

If the buyer wishes then I would be happy, at no extra cost, to lightly "distress" the items.

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TV stand or corner cabinet unit
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A very nice solid wooden cabinet unit which could be used as a TV corner stand or as a general corner cabinet. The unit is designed to be used in a corner, but it could be used flat against a wall.

It has a pull-down front with leaded-style glass and there are two cable holes already cut into the back.

The cabinet measures approximately 99cm wide (tip to tip), 42cm front to back, and 50cm high. It has two interior shelves.

It has been refurbished with multiple coats of "Farrow and Ball" white paint and then lightly "distressed".

TV stand or corner cabinet unitTV stand or corner cabinet unit
TV stand or corner cabinet unitTV stand or corner cabinet unit
TV stand or corner cabinet unit
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A very nice solid wooden cabinet unit which could be used as a TV corner stand or as a general corner cabinet.

The unit is designed to be used in a corner, but it could be used flat against a all.

It has a pull-down front with leaded-style glass.

The cabinet measures approximately 103cm wide (tip to tip), 48.5cm front to back, and 45.5cm high.

It has two interior shelves, the top one measures approximately 51.5cm wide by 9cm high and the bottom one approximately 51.5cm wide by 16.5cm high.

It has been refurbished with multiple coats of "Farrow and Ball" white paint.

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TV stand or corner cabinet unitTV stand or corner cabinet unit
TV stand or corner cabinet unitTV stand or corner cabinet unit
Classic shaped 3 drawer white chest of drawers
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A beautiful classic-shaped chest of drawers which has been refurbished and then hand-painted in white with multiple coats of "Farrow and Ball" paint.

It has three drawers which have their original beautiful vintage handles.

The chest of drawers measures approximately 76cm wide x 45cm deep x 73cm high.

It would be ideal for a conservatory, bedroom, lounge, or other room.

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Classic shaped 3 drawer white chest of drawersClassic shaped 3 drawer white chest of drawers
Classic shaped 3 drawer white chest of drawersClassic shaped 3 drawer white chest of drawers
Nice solid wooden corner TV stand or storage unit in white
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This is a classic-design wooden corner cabinet which has been refurbished and then repainted by hand with multiple coats of Farrow and Ball's "Strong White 2001 Oil Eggshell" paint.

It could be used as a general storage cabinet, or as a TV stand which would allow you to keep DVD players etc underneath it (assuming suitable cable holes were cut in the back, I'd be willing to assist with this if the buyer wished).

It is triangular in shape and measures approximately 45cm high and approximately 70cm from the rear corner to the front of each "triangle". It has two opening front-doors and one interior shelf. From the base to the shelf is approximately 17.5cm and from the shelf to the top is approximately 11.5cm.

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Nice solid wooden corner TV stand or storage unit in whiteNice solid wooden corner TV stand or storage unit in white
Nice solid wooden corner TV stand or storage unit in whiteNice solid wooden corner TV stand or storage unit in white
Triangular corner shelf unit painted white with two glass shelves
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This is a versatile solid wooden triangular corner shelf unit which has been refurbished and then repainted by hand with multiple coats of Farrow and Ball's "Strong White 2001 Oil Eggshell" paint.

It measures approximately 46cm from rear corner to each front corner, and approx. 66cm between the two front corners, and is approx. 104cm high. It has two glass shelves.

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Triangular corner shelf unit painted white with two glass shelves 
Beautiful vintage cabinet in white
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This is a lovely original old vintage cabinet unit which has been refurished and then repainted by hand with multiple coats of Farrow and Ball's "Strong White 2001 Oil Eggshell" paint.

Its hard to determine the age of this piece as it has no manufacturers marks, but its styling leads me to believe that it may be from the 1930s or earlier.

It has a single drawer, a cupboard area with opening front, and lovely "barley twist" style legs.

The drawers and cupboard door have been fitted with new gold-colour handles.

It measures approximately 67cm wide by 44cm deep (front to back) by 83.5cm high.

The drawer measures approximately 50cm x 10cm and the cupboard door approximately 50cm x 31cm.

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Beautiful vintage cabinet in whiteBeautiful vintage cabinet in white
Beautiful vintage cabinet in whiteBeautiful vintage cabinet in white
Nice solid pine storage box
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A nice pine storage box with a top-raising lid and a front-lowering panel, and two interior shelves.

The box has been hand-painted using multiple coats of Farrow and Ball's "Strong White 2001 Oil Eggshell" paint.

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Nice solid pine storage boxNice solid pine storage box
White 3-shelf pine bookcase
SOLD

A beautiful sold pine bookshelf which has been re-painted in white.

The bookshelf has a curved top-piece and is solidly made of good quality pine. It has been freshly hand-painted using multiple coats of Farrow and Ball's "Strong White 2001 Oil Eggshell" paint.

The exterior measurements of the bookshelf are approximately 89.5cm wide x 114.5cm high x 30.5 cm deep. The interior measurements (ie the actual storage space) are approximately 78cm wide x 92cm high x 24cm deep.

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White 3-shelf pine bookcase 
White television unit with shelves and drawers
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A wonderful ornate solid wood TV stand/unit, in white.

It has lovely ornate features, two shelves, and two drawers on the right hand side. The back has two cable holes cut into it for running wires/leads.

It has been refurbished and then hand-painted using multiple coats of "Farrow and Ball" "Strong White 2001" Oil Eggshell paint.

It measures approximately; 51cm high, 105cm wide, and 48.5cm deep (front-to-back). The front shelf gaps are approximately; bottom 12.5cm, top 23cm, and the drawers are approximately 17cm high by 35.5cm wide.

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White television unit with shelves and drawers 
Unique hand-decorated bathroom cabinet
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A unique hand-decorated bathroom cabinet.

The cabinet is made of wood with a mirrored front and two interior glass shelves.

It has been hand-painted in white and then decorated by hand with a mock leaded-glass pattern in yellow and blue. The paint is "Strong White 2001" Oil Eggshell by "Farrow and Ball".

It measures approx. 57cm high by 49.5cm wide by 17cm deep.

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Glass front triangle corner cabinet painted light cream
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A nice triangle-shaped corner cabinet.

It measures approximately 46cm from rear corner to each front corner, and 66cm between the two front corners, and is 104cm high.

The interior of the cabinet is dark wood, the exterior has been freshly painted in a light-cream paint.

The front of the cabinet is "leaded" tinted-glass, and the interior has two triangular glass shelves.

Glass front triangle corner cabinet painted light cream 
Glass-fronted corner cabinet
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A nice corner cabinet which has been refurbished and carefully hand-painted in a traditional satin cream colour..

The lower half of the cabinet has a wooden door with one interior shelf, the top half of the cabinet has a glass-fronted wooden door and two interior shelves.

It measures approximately 67 inches high by 26 inches edge to edge (from rear corner to either front corner is approximately 18.5 inches). It should fit into a reasonable sized family car (with folding rear seats) but please check the measurements.

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Glass-fronted corner cabinet 
White 6 drawer chest of drawers
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A pretty classic-style chest of drawers which would be great for a bedroom, lounge, or hallway. It has been refurbished and repainted by myself, a professional artist.

The chest of drawers measures approximately 119cm high by 40cm deep by 72cm wide. It has been refurbished and gently hand-painted with multiple coats of professional hard-wearing white eggshell paint.

The chest has 6 drawers, each of which has a meta floral patterned knob which has been painted to match.

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White 6 drawer chest of drawers 
Child's cupboard/bookcase painted with Winnie the Pooh and friends
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A beautiful childs bedroom cupboard or bookcase, which has been refurbished and hand-painted with pictures of classic Winnie the Pooh and friends on a cream background.

It measures approximately 92cm high x 68.5cm wide x 28cm deep (front to back), and has 3 interior shelves.

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Child's cupboard/bookcase painted with Winnie the Pooh and friends 
Beautiful white chest of drawers with roses
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This is a lovely chest of drawers which has been repainted in white and decorated with a hand-painted roses pattern.

The chest of drawers, originally made by Beeanese, is made of a light wood and has a "bow shaped" front and four drawers with very classical-style handles. It has been refurbished and gently hand-painted with multiple coats of Farrow and Ball's "Strong White 2001 Oil Eggshell" paint. It has then been hand-painted with a pretty "roses and leaves" pattern using acrylic paint. Finally, it has been very lightly distressed for a more "vintage" effect.

It measures approximately 83.5cm high by 76cm wide by 49cm deep.

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Beautiful white chest of drawers with roses 
A classic-shaped bedside cabinet with glass knobs
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A classic-shaped bedside cabinet which has been refurbished, repainted with a soft white paint, and finally decorated with pretty glass knobs.

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A classic-shaped bedside cabinet with glass knobs 
Child's toy-storage cabinet
SOLD

This piece is painted on a child's toy-storage cabinet, featuring Pooh and friends on a sky-blue background.

Child's toy-storage cabinet 
Beautiful white Bedside Cabinet with Roses
SOLD

This is a lovely bedside cabinet which has been repainted in white, using Farrow and Ball's "Strong White 2001 Oil Eggshell" paint, and then decorated with a hand-painted roses pattern.

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Beautiful white Bedside Cabinet with Roses 
Beautiful old sideboard refurbished in white
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This is a lovely old sideboard which has been refurbished in white.

Its a very solid sideboard; which has two doored areas, three drawers in the middle, and a removal top plinth/shelf.

It has been refurbished and gently hand-painted with multiple coats of Farrow and Ball's "Strong White 2001 Oil Eggshell" paint.

It measures approximately 135cm wide by 50cm deep (front to back) and is 90cm high without the top plinth, and 125cm high with the top plinth.

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Beautiful old sideboard refurbished in whiteBeautiful old sideboard refurbished in white
Beautiful old sideboard refurbished in whiteBeautiful old sideboard refurbished in white
Child's cupboard painted with Beatrix Potter characters
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This is a beautiful childs bedroom cupboard, which has been refurbished and hand-painted with pictures of classic Beatrix Potter characters on a sky-blue background with a cream interior.

It measures approximately 89cm high x 41cm wide x 40cm deep (front to back), and has 2 interior shelves.

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Child's cupboard painted with Beatrix Potter characters 
Writing bureau desk and cabinet / bookcase
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A beautiful refurbished original period-style two-piece cabinet.

The base piece is a bureau/writing desk, which has two drawers and a pull-down panel. It measures approx. 86cm wide x 101cm high x 42cm deep.

The top piece is a leaded-glass doored cabinet with two shelves. More shelves could be added as there are shelf-holder pin/sockets in the sides of the cabinet which would allow the shelf heights to be adjusted. The top piece measures approx. 85cm wide x 91cm high x 22cm deep.

(ie the two pieces in total measure approx. 192cm high x 86cm wide x 42cm deep.

The top piece is removable for transportation, it has 4 wooden dowels in its which slot into holes on the top of the base piece.

Both pieces have been refurbished and refinished in Farrow and Ball's "Strong White Oil Eggshell" paint.

The hand-painted glass and china items that you can see in the photographs are not included but are available for purchase separately.

Writing bureau desk and cabinet / bookcaseWriting bureau desk and cabinet / bookcase
Writing bureau desk and cabinet / bookcaseWriting bureau desk and cabinet / bookcase
Writing bureau desk and cabinet / bookcaseWriting bureau desk and cabinet / bookcase
Child's toy-storage cabinet with Peter, Jemima, and friends.
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This piece is painted on a child's toy-storage cabinet, featuring Peter, Jemima, and friends on a sky-blue background. The cabinet is refurbished and solidly built with a removable middle shelf.

Child's toy-storage cabinet with Peter, Jemima, and friends.Child's toy-storage cabinet with Peter, Jemima, and friends.
Child's toy-storage cabinet with Peter, Jemima, and friends.Child's toy-storage cabinet with Peter, Jemima, and friends.
Large ottoman/storage box
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This piece is painted on a large ottoman/storage box, and is designed as a child's toy box. The lid is securely hinged.

Large ottoman/storage box