Baroque Letter Holder, "Vilmorin and Hare" (Brown Stripe)

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. 

Vilmorin and Hare:  Here on faux bois. Bouquet and garland composed of illustrations from Album Vilmorin Les Plantes Potagéres, flowers from Alexander Marshal’s masterwork Florilegium for King George IV.

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. 

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