Blanket chest, hope chest, or bench has great art giclee canvas printed on three sides. High quality craftsmanship and famous artwork make unique home decor furniture. Lid is strengthened with 3 strakes. Measures 48x19x20. The lid is connected with 3 L shaped hinges which are connected with five screws. Easy to assemble in 45 minutes, weighs 40 pounds. Two piston dampers soften the lid closing to protect fingers. Artist -Dave Barnhouse
subject matter - rural America
*Giclee – An art curator term which denotes the highest quality printing process. The process is unlike ordinary printers. The pigments, not inks, are richer and produce a print that looks almost like the original painting. Most people have to look several times to see it is only a print. The original painting has to be scanned with a high resolution scanners, producing a digital file often several hundred megabytes in size so that every brush stroke is captured and then reproduced.
Dave Barnhouse is a self-described "country boy" from Richmond, Ohio who grew up in small towns and has no intention of leaving that environment either physically or emotionally. "I want my art to make people feel as if they were back home on a Friday evening, so they can experience the warmth of a cozy fire and smell the homemade bread and cookies coming from the oven," he says.
Dave Barnhouse recreates the best of times in his definition of rural and small-town America. His paintings are snap shots of life the way he remembers it from the 1950`s and 60`s. "Collectors tell me they often put themselves in my art. It`s a way we all can relive some of the happiest moments of our youth," says Dave.