Autumn Arboretum Trug

by Scanlon Apparati


 Arboretum, a botanical collection composed exclusively of a variety of trees. This trug, with a dark green velvet handle, has cut limbs and leaves from one sheet that is still in production in the Veneto. The delicate cutouts are then applied to Florentine paper and cartonnage forms, all hand made.

Dimensions: 26.9cm x 17.5cm x 15.8cm / 15in x 6.75in x 6.25in


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 create 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 functional use. 

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