The person I bought this from thought it might be an antique, but upon some research I found that it was not. All the better, since the style very much looks like an antique, without the added pressure to return it to its original condition!! Layers of glaze and paint washes were used to give it a very aged look. I left some of the bumps and bruises to further enhance that look. The transfer is a french department store advertisement. Hat tip to http://www.TheGraphicsFairy.com for the lovely graphic. When finished this pretty piece will be for sale $40.