RICHESON Italian STEEL TRIPOD EASELS - Click to enlarge
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Item Code: JR69405x

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RICHESON Italian STEEL TRIPOD EASELS These steel tripod easels are Italian imports made of high quality steel. These easels have an amazing finish and are Richeson’s highest quality steel easels. They can be used indoors or outdoors and they are more durable than steel easels. The weight of the steel keeps these easels sturdy. They can be adjusted to be horizontal. Aluminum easels can be frustrating to work with as they can move around too easily. These easels come in 6 different colors and are a best seller. Can be used for both oil and watercolor.

  • Maximum canvas height: 29”
  • Extended easel height: 80”
  • Max canvas weight (recommended): 15 lbs.
  • Legs extended to the fullest length: 54”
  • Length with legs telescoped in: 31”
  • Tripod folded dimensions: 34 x 4 x 4
  • Shipping weight: 7 lbs.

    The adjustment/fastener on the legs are not round, but flat.

    Oversize shipping: $24.60

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    4.6 out of 5, Based on 22 Reviews.
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    Useless but very elegant
    July 25, 2019

    The legs don't spread out enough to provide stability, and worse, walk themselves in as you paint and jostle the canvas. I bought this easel for plein air, and the least bit of wind up-ends it. So I tried it for an indoor life painting group, its performance was no better. Even indoors it starts out unstable and needs to be adjusted constantly.
    Richeson Steel Easel
    December 24, 2017

    Sturdy and steady as advertised. Arrived promptly.
    Completely Satisfied
    Westminster, MA
    November 25, 2017

    The service from Madison was excellent. When the easel arrived and was setup it proved to be much more stable than my wooden model, with better adjustments as well. Sometimes I put a lot of pressure on the surface I'm working - the wooden easel (even with extra support) tended to splay or collapse; not so with Richeson, it took all the pressure I applied and didn't budge. Thanks for the prompt, customer-friendly service and a great easel.
    edinburg, Texas
    December 19, 2013

    I am just happy about this easel very satisfied and thats the most important in my life now thanks u if I need something about painting, I will think of u necessary xoxo
    Washington DC
    December 13, 2013

    A great little easel. Fairly sturdy, very maneuverable in a tight space.
    Kansas City, MO
    November 01, 2013

    Great quality, solid tripod. Shipped very quickly. Thank you, Richeson and Madison Art Shop!
    Mason, OH
    July 07, 2013

    What a great easel. Stays handy behind the seat in my truck. Great for plein air, drawing class, oils or watercolors!
    Los Angeles, CA
    May 06, 2013

    This is a great tripod, quick and easy to set up, and sturdy. Would definitely get another one.
    Silver Spring, MD
    January 08, 2013

    The Italian steel tripod easel is of a simple, efficient and rugged design. All of this is accomplished without it being unwieldy or too heavy. This easel works and works well. I can recommend it without hesitation.
    Windsor, Ontario Canada
    October 30, 2012

    I am a watercolourist, and I've used this easel for OVER 16 years! I can't say enough about how much I love this easel. It is sturdy, light weight and a great size. My only fault with it is that it is a tad too long to pack in my suitcase when I fly. It will fit in my oversize bag, but you have to break it down, and put it in kitty corner.

    If they could make it a 3 stage tripod that would make it a bit smaller and easier to pack. They may also have to do something to reduce the size of the tilting bracket. I do travel to teach workshops so being able to easily pack my easel is very important to me.
    Tampa, FL
    September 02, 2012

    Great easel, love it!
    Los Angeles
    August 03, 2012

    I bought this easel to use as a compact design to paint smaller panels, which my larger easel cant hold properly. To this end this eagle is completely USELESS! You can't spread the legs out far enough to provide stability. It can easily just tip over while in use. To add insult to injury, the legs walk themselves in as you apply a little pressure to it as you would while pressing a brush to the canvas, and instead of a tripod, you end up with in effect a mono-pod. If you want a pretty easel to 'display' some art at an exhibition it would be fine, but don't think you can paint with it!!!
    Syracuse, NY
    July 09, 2012

    This seems to be a great choice for the price. The legs are sturdy, and the weight is about right for working outside. I like the streamlined design--no extra gadgets. I was disappointed with the color; I ordered yellow, which turned out to be distinctly orange-yellow. I inquired about exchanging it, but with the cost of return shipping, and shipping on the replacement, plus a 15% "restocking fee" (!!!), it didn't seem worth it. It would be helpful to have an improved photograph of the product.
    San Carlos, CA
    February 01, 2012

    I first saw these easels in an art class and was very impressed with the quality and portability. It is exactly what I wanted for my home studio! Highly recommended.
    Slinger, WI
    August 12, 2011

    I guess it would be nice if it was actually in my possession... after waiting for this thing to show up for two weeks now and still nothing...
    We already own one but lost one of the pieces that grab onto artwork (late night at a wedding)so we're getting a replacement from you guys, but two weeks and nothing...
    May 12, 2011

    Received easel in a timely manner. Easy to set up and sturdy. Purchased for field use but will also use it for studio. Very satisfied!
    February 21, 2011

    have not received item, have not received tracking code, have not received reply to email or phone call, it's been 11 days.
    Irvine, CA
    August 26, 2010

    I received the easel today. It arrived in time,its very steady and i am happy with it. Thanks Madison Art shop......
    July 14, 2010

    Received the easel yesterday. Arrived in a timely manner. I have been using the easel at a studio and decided to buy one for myself because I liked it so much. It's so much easier to setup than my last portable easel.
    May 13, 2010

    I got it for my wife. She is happy with it. It is sturdy and has a nice steel color.
    October 11, 2009

    Penang, Malaysia
    February 15, 2008

    Easel-Italian steel tripod

    Metal Easels
    A metal tripod easel is one of the most compact easels – great for traveling because they collapse and can be carried in a backpack. If you have a little extra money to spend, choose a metal tripod easel that has locking levers on the telescoping legs. The ones with threaded collars slip over time.

    Why Richeson Steel Tripod Easels?
    • Our selection of steel easels is second to none.
    • Variety, versatility, affordability and most of all quality!
    • Great for plein air painting!
    • Much sturdier than aluminum easels
    • For use indoors and out!
    • Adjusts to horizontal position
    • Manufactured to the highest Italian standard
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