I purchased this very interesting piece from a ski trip to Western Massachusetts years ago. Found at a little shop, this painting just caught my eye from distance. I have not found the bio of the artist Mary Zagrubski, although this is an unusual name probably not hard to locate the person if you look it up. Now that we just got into the season of apples, I am offering this wonderful piece of art and antique, two in one, for your collection fun. The piece is just 9 1/4 inches long, 3 inches across the top and 3 7/8 inches at the bottom. The branch with two delicious red apples hanging.The plank or stave itself one side also has a groove and the other has thin tongue that the staves or pieces can fit together. The wood appears to be red oak which was commonly used for making buckets or barrel. Note the old style bucket building do not use mails or glue and you will not find any holes on this piece. The back has the trench or groove that used to allow the bottom of the bucket fit in. The groove on the back can be used for hanging from a nail on the wall. Very lovely piece of home decor. Got a small corner for it?