Baroque Letter Holder, "Currier Audubon and Ives"

by Scanlon Apparati


Made to Order ONLY,  4 weeks for delivery

The Baroque Letter Holders are cut and shaped by hand then decorated in the fashion of the legendary scrapbooks of the twentieth century in a collage of watercolours, photographs, and enduring illustrations. 

Currier, Audubon & Ives:  On a shell marble pattern of the 17th Century, this custom piece commemorates ten special days in the Adirondack Mountains.  Images from Currier and Ives’ America of a canoe, dogs, and forested hillside combine with regional birds from The Birds of America by John James Audubon, first published as a series between 1827 and 1838. All finished with the butterfly from a favorite baseball cap. 


Cartonnage, diorama, decoupage, silhouette, and gouache; these are the classic techniques used to bench-make each piece of Scanlon Apparati by Beth Scanlon.

Her work is influenced by a personal and romantic interpretation of Seventeenth Century Baroque decorations created with coloured paper and canvas called Apparati.  The aim of historical Apparati was to transform a very familiar space into a stage for celebration. Scanlon Apparati aims to entertain with smaller Apparati. All of the materials are new, some have a storied history.  The pieces derive a timeless charm through meticulous craftsmanship.   The desired effect remains...theatrical, ephemeral, architectural… yet with a functional use. 

More items from Scanlon Apparati