Large Antique or Vintage Paintings are such a find! You can't believe your good fortune to come across an enormous original beauty, still in decent shape from decades or even centuries of existence. Up close and personal, all the brushstrokes are visible, the details exquisite. It's impossible not to imagine the hours and hours of attention and skill that went into this beautiful piece...
And then there's the question of where it will go. Large antique paintings can be complicated! Where to put it? We've gotten some help from some of our favorite stylists and publications to put together some ideas for styling your XL antique art pieces:
1. Annie and John Mash managed to balance an extra long original painting across a console and a chair in their old stone cottage in Dorset. They used pops of colors and plants to compliment the painting. Courtesy of Country Living.
3. With large vertical paintings, a side by side can be a beautiful way to create a panel-like effect on a shelf or console. Via Habitually Chic.
4. Fort Worth interior designer Matt Mazur found the perfect balance using two large scale art pieces, creating balance and modern feel with a nod to the past. Via DMagazine.
5. With large scale dark antique portraits, a wall where the hero piece is surrounded by mixed drawings and paintings in smaller formats can be an eclectic win. This scene is from the home of Jack Laver Brister, an antiques dealer and interior designer in Frome Somerset. Via Thisisglamorous.com.