Grueby Pine Carving
This piece is has sold, but I’d be happy to make another especially for you. Send me an email for details.
The design for this carving is based on a ceramic tile design originally made by the Grueby Tile & Faience Company in the early 20th century. The hand-carved and colored solid basswood panel is 7″ square and the solid sapele (African mahogany) frame is 11-7/8″ square. The frame is colored with a dark brown aniline dye, sealed with shellac then top-coated with a lacquer finish.
The carving is colored with light-fast watercolors, and is also sealed with shellac and top-coated with lacquer. This iconic image from the Arts & Crafts period will be a welcome addition to your home.
I enjoy art that draws you closer to it, and this carving succeeds in doing that. It’s a wonderful image, and the carving adds depth and dimension. I use some machinery for initial stock preparation, but all of the carving, coloring and finishing is done by hand.
I have a number of carvings available, many are based on graphics from the American Arts and Crafts period of the early 1900s.
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In addition to the carvings I have in stock, I also accept commissions. As I was completing this small piece, I couldn’t help but envision an entry door with a similar image. If that appeals to you, get in touch and we’ll talk about the possibilities.
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