Richeson French Mistress / French Companion

Richeson French Mistress / French Companion - Click to enlarge
Take control of your plein air artistry with the Richeson French Mistress and French Companion wooden briefcases. Easily store art supplies and palettes, or use the flat, expandable surface for a portable workspace.

Please note, the image shows the Richeson French Mistress / French Companion on an easel. However, this item is only the Richeson French Mistress or French Companion accessory - easel Not included. Easels are sold separately.

Item Code: JR88600

List $125.00
Sale-Price: $57.79
You Save: $67.21 (54%)
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 Richeson French Companion #886006 [13.5 in. x 33.5 in. - opened]: $57.79
 Richeson French Mistress #886007 [17.5 in. x 42 in. - opened]: $89.99

Product Description:

Richeson French Mistress / French Companion If you own a French easel, the Richeson French Mistress and French Companion wooden briefcases are the perfect additions to your working space. Let the briefcase rest flat on the French easel drawer space or any nearby flat surface. You can store art supplies, or use the briefcase as your paint palette setting. Customers love how simple it is to open with its no-fuss, hinged flats that expand the working space. Take the briefcases outside to become a plein air artist like the venerable French masters.

The French Mistress is the larger of the two briefcases. Its opened dimensions are 17 1/2" x 42", while its closed dimensions are 17 1/2" x 21". Depth is 2 3/8". The inside dimensions are marginally smaller at 16 3/8" x 20". Model is lightweight at only 10 lbs. 

The French Companion is slightly smaller. Its opened dimensions are 13 1/2" x 33 1/2", and its closed dimensions are 13 1/2" x 16 3/4". As with the Mistress, its depth is 2 3/8". The Companion weighs 5 lbs, or half the weight of the Mistress. As an added bonus, the Companion comes with Richeson's Covered Palette (removable). Enjoy painting anywhere at ease, including the outdoors, with this magnificent briefcase set!

Oversize Shipping: $25.70

Customer Reviews

Product Reviews

4.7 out of 5, Based on 14 Reviews.
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Richeson French Mistress
Williamston, MI
August 05, 2018

The French Mistress is easily portable and works well oon my French box easel for long model poses. I'm able to mix flesh tones in advance and carry them to the studio. Once there, I simply open it, place it on the easel and I'm ready to paint. Makes the four-hour session more productive and pleasurable.
Richeson French Companion
September 14, 2017

Love French Companion.... beautifully made.

Arrived during the hurricane safe and sound.

La Quinta, ca
February 26, 2014

Exactly what I was looking for!!
Ottawa, Ontario
November 25, 2013

The box design is great, but with taxes and shipping, the cost came to $ 121 (CAN); ad customs on top of that, and my total price was $ 164 - definitely too expensive for a Canadian buyer. In addition, two corners were damaged during shipping and I had to install reinforcing angle irons.
Iowa Park , TX
August 19, 2013

First time I have purchased from Madison Art, Great Customer service,I Love the French companion, Like the prices compared to other art supply stores, Will use again!
June 12, 2013

Beautifully made. Essential to anyone who paints on location.
Hudson, Ohio
October 20, 2012

the whole experience and the product perfect
Camp Meeker, California
July 10, 2012

I just received my lovely "French Companion" box. It is so beautifully made, I know I will get many good years of painting from this item. I received it in a reasonable amount time and checked many other venders, this was by a large margin, the most reasonably priced.
Steamboat Springs
April 30, 2012

Great product, affordable pricing, fast shipping, friendly customer service.
March 19, 2012

Great price and fast shipping. This is my first purchase from Madison but it will not be my last. Thanks
Middletown N.Y.
September 05, 2011

Great customer service. Had received a faulty box but had it immediately replaced with a new one. Great doing business with this company. They stand behind their product.
Phoenix, Az
January 31, 2011

Great Price. Shipped promptly and arrived faster than expected. Good communication on my order by email. All and all good experience.
Dallas, TX
May 09, 2010

Superb communication on this transaction. Shipped promptly, great price. I will always check Madison first from now on when I need art supplies.
Danbury , Ct
July 03, 2009

Madison art shop had the best price that I could find and they shipped the product right away and kept me updated on the order and shipping status via e-mail. I look forward to ordering other product from Madison via the web.

The Richeson French Mistress (larger) and The Richeson French Companion (smaller)

Choose a Smaller or Larger Wooden Briefcase

Unlimited uses! Opens up to rest flat on the drawer of a french easel or any flat surface - Designed to give the artist extra work area and more storage space.

Artists have long pondered where to put their supplies when working outdoors with a French Easel. Well, this solves the problem! Just pack up all your supplies in this wonderful Wooden Art Briefcase, then open it up flat over the French Easel Drawer. It provides a wonderful tray and working space for your palette and more!

Hinged flaps for expanded work space.

Customers have been absolutely delighted with these wooden briefcases! It will transform your art experience!

French Companion (small)
Opened Dimesions: 13 1/2 x 33 1/2"
Closed Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 16 3/4 x 2 3/8"
Weight: 5lb.
Richeson Covered Palette is included with the small companion.

French Mistress (large)
Opened Dimesions: 17 1/2" x 42"
Closed Dimensions: 17 1/2" x 21" x 2 3/8"
Inside Dimensions: 16 3/8" x 20"
Weight: 10 lbS.

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