Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker; also known as pokerwork or wood burning. The term means "writing with fire", from the Greek pur (fire) and graphos (writing).
This wonderful wall necktie rack, circa 1900-1915, is decorated in the Art Deco style. The front is decorated with a grouping of floral blossoms and leafage encircled by a ribbon border. Among the floral display is the motto "Blessed be the tie that binds". The tie bar is decorated with a floral and geometric design. The tie rack measures 12" in length at the base, 7 1/2" in length at the top, 5" in width and extends from the wall 1 1/8". The original hanger is missing. There are no damages or repairs; near mint.
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