I love to use the items I find during the year for Christmas presents. This year I found this fabulous pyrographic box to put some of my husband’s items in. I know it sounds silly as it was a woman’s glove box originally. I thought it was so unique though, and I especially like that it was marked with the person’s initials and December 25, 1910! It is a Victorian Flemish Art pyrographic box, and is stamped Flemish Art Co of New York with the two standing bears. Pyrography was the burning of designs on wood. They also produced pyrographic tools for the hobbyist. This box is more unique because it is one actually produced in the factory buy a experienced artist, look below you can see the actual factory in the photograph!
P.S when I went up to the counter to purchase this awesome box from the antique mall, they called an ” expert in antiques” over to explain to me that this box was made for a gentleman to put his fishing pole in, and that it is a process of wood burning called pryography. Omg! NOT SO! ugh! It’s a Glove Box, and for a woman’s knick knacks :0
Pyrography or pyrogravure is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning.The term means “writing with fire”, from the Greek pur (fire) and graphos (writing). It can be practiced using specialized modern pyrography tools, or using a metal implement heated in a fire, or even sunlight concentrated with a magnifying lens. wikipedia
Flemish Art Co. Factory, Brooklyn, New York
Photograph courtesy of John P. Lewis, © 1979