The piece needed something to "marry" the top to the bottom. A kind blogger suggested I paint the bonnet, between the dentil and rope molding, the same Annie Sloan French Linen as the body.
I did not do this for two reasons.
1). I was afraid of it looking too stripey and...
2). I used up all of my Annie Sloan French Linen!
I looked through my collection of antique ormolu and newer wood appliques. Nothing seemed to work. I came upon a cherub door knocker that I had intended to use as a towel holder but it was too small. I aslo had a crown that was formerly a coat hook from Hobby Lobby.
I painted each with Annie Sloan Old White, Clear and then Dark Wax.
The Dining Room is semi-formal so I think this works a bit more than just the plain cabinet.
What do you think?