Edwardian Pyrography Dresser Box Depicting Stunning Gibson Girl

Regular price $68.00
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Edwardian Pyrography Dresser Box Depicting Stunning Gibson Girl

Regular price $68.00
Unit price
per 

Pyrography, or "writing with fire," is the age old technique of utilizing heated instruments, such as pokers, to create free handed art on wood or other materials.

Commonly used by the Ancient Egyptians and during the Han Dynasty in China, pyrography rose to its height of popularity during the Victorian era, thanks to the invention of the pyrography machine.

The popularity and passion for the craft continued well into the early 20th century when a number of Art Nouveau pyrography glove and dresser boxes, such as this one, were made.

This wonderful wooden catch-all box truly is a one-of-a-kind work of art. Whoever the artisan was who made this piece was incredibly talented!

Burned into the outside and the inside of the lid is a portrait of an absolutely stunning Gibson girl with her sultry eyes and tousled hair piled high onto her head. A red hand-tinted ribbon perfectly frames her beautiful face. The sides and edges also are fully detailed in a wood grain design.

Box is hinged on the inside and both hinges have their original patent date of May 6, 1913 still visible.

Additional Details
Date: 1910s
Materials: Wood, metal
Measurements: 6" x 6" x 7/8"
Markings: Hinges patent date May 6.13
Condition: Excellent
There are no cracks, splits or flaws in the wood or the design. Hinges are in perfect working order and the inside looks brand new.
Cleaning and Care
Wipe with a microfiber cloth if necessary.

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