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With a design that has stood the test of time, the Jullian easel combines a sketchbox, easel, and canvas carrier in one, saving time and money for the location or demonstration painter.
It is handcrafted of naturally dried beechwood, which will develop a beautiful golden tone with age. It has brass-plated fittings in the tradition of fine cabinetry. The easel stands up to 70-1/2" high, and holds a canvas up to 31-1/2" tall.
Folded, the full box easel measures only 16-5/8" wide × 7" deep × 22" high. The two front legs fold away compactly to the side, while the adjustable rear leg disappears neatly into the underside of the easel's sketchbox.
Adjust the legs and the tilt to whatever height and angle best suit your painting style — forward for pastels, vertical for oils, and flat for watercolors. The Jullian comes with a set of spikes, to further enhance the stability of the easel when needed. The weather-resistant, metal-lined box holds paints, brushes, and accessories. Remove the upper drawer, and there's even more storage space underneath.
When not it use, the easel serves as a canvas carrier. A finished painting can be positioned on the outside of the folded easel and carried until completely dry.
The Jullian comes pre-assembled and includes a mahogany finish wooden painting palette, a leather carrying handle, a leather shoulder strap and a FREE carry bag.
Jullian Easel Organizer Drawers
Organize these extra drawers by media type, and change supplies for your Jullian Easel Box in an instant. Jullian's Studio Organizer drawers are chrome-lined for easy cleaning. They close securely for convenient carrying in the field, and the cover doubles as a palette. A blank label is included. Drawers fit the Jullian Full Box French Easel only.
French Easel, Full Box
French Easel, Half Box
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Seems flimsier than older easels
Comments about Jullian Paris Jullian Original French Easel:
I had been using another's Julian easel for several months. It is a work horse, and at 30 years old, it has a lovely patina, is still sturdy and I just had to order one for myself! Unfortunately, the one I got is NOT the same quality. It feels flimsy, like the legs could crack if someone tripped over it. When I opened the drawer, I noticed that the metal piece was broken and coming off the base. I order almost all of my art supplies from Dick Blick and have always been impressed with their products, but this was disappointing for the price I paid.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Worst purchase ever
from Los Osos, CA
This easel was a part of my classroom supply list. I wish I had taken the time to hunt for a better easel than this. I've taken it out 4 times to paint, and it immediately started to lose screws, splinter, and its legs are hard to extend because they "stick" as though the wood isn't cut right to allow simple movement. It falls over easily in a light wind even with stake feet attachments, and the wing nut screws don't stay taught. The organisation of the storage drawer will drive you crazy. It's very heavy and awkward even with a backpack carrier and extra leather strap. The setup of this easel is frustrating and not easy to understand. Save yourself the frustration and don't buy this!
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this easel isn't holding up well for you, and we'd like to help. Please look for an email from a member of our Customer Care Team who will be in touch to further assist you.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Carrying bag was nice idea - except poorly made. Straps tore loose in almost no time. Easel heavy and hard to set up. Going for something lighter and easier to set up. Will only use this if I want to paint really large panels.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this easel and the included bag aren't working out for you. We hope you'll consider reaching out to us so we can help you get the plein air setup that works best for you. Please call 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am to 5:30pm CST) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to work with one of our Product Information Specialists. They'll take good care of you!
(0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
from North Carolina
It wasn't at all what I wanted. I needed a palette for my 30 year old French easel and I thought this drawer with palette would fit but it doesn't.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that this palette did not fit your easel. Our Product Information Experts are happy to see if we can help you select a palette that might work out better. Please feel welcome to give us a call at 1.800.933.2542.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Julian French Easel
from Lake City, FL
I've had a less expensive model in the past which proved to be adequate but eventually collapsed at inopportune times, and became more rickety over time due to its construction. This new unit is better constructed with heavier hardware which should bear witness to its value over time. My past experience, and the recommendation of another artist friend convinced me to spend the extra money for this unit rather than on a cheaper model. While the cheaper models can be enticing, for me painting plain air weekly the more expensive model is the better choice.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Definitely a great easel
I spent two months in Italy with an M Box that kept blowing over. Although I like the M Box, I can see that this one is much more stable and I love the metal pins that they give you for the feet so that the easel is truly solid. But having said that, it doesn't seem as well built as my Julian Full Box for some reason. The metal parts that hold the canvas tray place it off center, and I am not crazy about the palette being used as a cover when traveling because I probably won't use their palette. Also, the palette has a hook that holds it together on the paint side, and I can see that getting jammed up with paint pretty quickly. I kept it because I am going to try and modify it, especially the lack of a cover/palette situation because it really does feel solid and easy to carry around as compared to the bigger one.
Combination of craftsmanship & convenience
By Nicos de A'bad
A classic example of excellence in craftsmanship. Not too heavy. Convenient to carry. Adjustable legs for any normal human height -also work well on uneven terrain. It became my "good old friend" with the very first use.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
easy to set up, but practice at home first. great organization. the wood seams very soft and i didn't realize when i ordered it that the fittings are not real brass. i wish i had seen the vintage first. surprisingly stable.
from Los Angeles, CA
I have used my easel under various conditions and found it never wanting. I am particularly pleased with Julian's rapid, courteous response, when I requested a couple of extra fittings.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Never had a problem in over a decade
I paint outdoors several times a week in all seasons in NYC with a 1/2 box. I walk about a mile to a local park and carry it over my shoulder using the shoulder strap. It's about 15-20lbs fully loaded and holds everything I use to paint with. It would work nicely on a luggage chart but the weight hasn't bothered me yet. The design is simply outstanding and ingenious. This is a classic for a reason. It is easy to setup and take down. What I like most is how well it works as a wet canvas carrier. If you look carefully you'll see 3 brass hooks on the front of the easel. These extend outward and allow two canvases to be carried face to face, one supported by the easel grooves and the other by the hooks. I can easily carry two 18"x24" canvases through the busy city streets but I usually carry two 16"x20"s. I carry seven 37ml tubes, twin palette cup, ten brushes, charcoal, paper towels and a palette knife. I have never had any issues with rivets coming loose or bolts stripping. It has aged beautifully to a golden brown.
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