The holly trug is the pinnacle of Scanlon Apparati's Christmas collection and this year it is wrapped in a brilliant red and trimmed with paper ribbon. The handle is leather encased in Swiss velvet. The decoupaged Christmas rose is Helleborus guttalus from the 19th century French Revue Horticole.
Dimensions: 37cm x 16cm x 20cm / 14.5" x 6.2" x 7.8"
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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.