As the magnified photos depict, the tray's wood handles are 8-sided, mounted with solid brass hardware, and feature brass end caps. The painting is signed C. As with most traditional Theorem folk art, it is oil painted on soft velvet fabric.Colors are rich and the composition effectively creates 3-dimensional impact by the use of many different handmade stencils. The still life Tablescape features a central, Asian-themed bowl with many finely-detailed fruits and foliage. The tray is strong, sturdy and very substantial. One corner seam is not as tight as the others, but this has no impact on its' structural integrity. Wood has some small nicks, and surface wear as to be expected for its age, but these are few and all are minor. The artwork is in excellent condition. There imagery has no spots, fading, paint loss, or discoloration. The glass is fully intact, very clear and without scratches. There is no dust or particles trapped between glass and art. The bottom of the tray has a relatively new backing of heavy black paper.
This is typical for wall-hanging artwork -which might have been the reason for its use. A backing of felt would be more appropriate if the piece is to be used as a serving tray -an easy fix.
This is a very clean and completely odor-free item. Ready to use, display and admire. Tray Frame Dimensions: 22" Long x 16" Wide x 1 1/8" High Tray Length w/Handles: " measured Handle to Handle.
Height with Handles: 2 1/4. Handle Length: 3.5 including End Caps.
Artwork Dimensions: 19 5/8" Long x 13 5/8". Weight: 4 Pounds, 4 Ounces.THEOREM STENCIL PAINTING: oil painting on fabric (traditionally velvet) using handmade stencils. Stencils are overlaid to create.
Three-dimensional, very distinctive, primitive-style artwork. The design is bridgelessthere are no gaps in between the overlays. Subjects often included foods, scenes, and symbols that were popular in the artist's geographic area.
A vogue for theorem stencil painting began in England at the turn of the 18th century. The art was taught to women in academies and boarding schools throughout colonial New England.
Please study the photos carefully as they are an important part of this description. The item "XL Antique Vtg WOOD 2-Handle SERVING TRAY withFruit Bowl THEOREM Folk Art PAINTING" is in sale since Saturday, August 10, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Trays". The seller is "doganddaisy" and is located in Brockport, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Russian federation, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.