Pyrography (or wood burning), often referred to as Flemish Art, was a popular decorative style common in the early 1900's. It is often associated with the Arts and Crafts movement because of its simplicity and artistic qualities. We are offering a nicely sized desk tray that is all ready to be used as you please. Using pyrography this piece has been beautifully decorated with painted poinsettias and leaves on a stained textured surface. The outer edge is decorated with a raised lip that carries the same stain and texturing as is seen on the face of the tray. It does not have any topcoat on it that we can identify. As mentioned before it is nicely sized measuring a total of 12 3/4 inches long by 8 ½ inches wide. The height of the edge of the piece is 3/4 inch. The condition is quite good. There is one area where the texturing and coloration is not as strong as on the rest of the piece, creating a background that is slightly lighter in that area. There are two breaks in the wood of the raised rim, but the areas are still both tightly attached to the tray. There might have been a split along the grain line at one place along the edge of the rim, but if so it was repaired so well that we are not sure that is what it is. On the underside of the tray there is an inscription wishing a Merry Christmas. Unfortunately most of the inscription as been crossed out so that it is primarily illegible. Other than those minor factors, the tray has survived very well and should be a great addition to your home or office. If you have an Arts and Crafts bungalow then you will be proud to have this on your Stickley desk. It would also look good sitting flat as a display centerpiece on a table. Whatever you do with it, you will not be disappointed!
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