google search says that at this same time period in the 1900s (1910s) every body was 'up dating' bowls, baskets etc by painting them. 2010s we are painting all the furniture!!! to freshen or up date them!
Modern & antique contrast ❤
if you have and old wardrobe or cabinet you could paint it in a gray tone or dark. you could find something at a yard sale even.