florence

FLORENCE

Florence

This is inspired by the colours of the copper green mineral and semi-precious stone, malachite, and from the same family of stones as azurite and turquoise. In the 17th and 18th century it was used as a colour made with verdigris but as it is a very fugitive colour turning black with time so we are not aware of how it was used on woodwork in many houses.

An example in combination with Provence

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Provence is the base coat in this sample with a layer of Florence as the top coat then waxed and distressed