Pickard, Inc., the premier Chicago decorating studio was founded by Wilder A. Pickard, who was born on a farm near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. His first studio was located in Edgerton, Wisconsin, and soon was relocated to Chicago where it still exists today. The largest and most famous decorating Chicago studio, Pickard attracted the best of the best artists of the time.
This lovely dresser/vanity tray is from their "Russian Flowers" series of studio items. The outer border is decorated with four bouquets of five arrow-shaped leaves in pastel blue and pink and four bouquets of three arrow-shaped leaves in pastel pink all outlined in gold and enhanced with gold tear drops. The tray has a wide gold border with two gold and one black narrow bands. The tray measures 11" in length, 8" across and is stamped with Mark #7, black "Pickard" decal over a gold maple leaf, circa 1912-1918. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Beautiful.
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