This piece is a beautiful example of a rare family keepsake.
It is a piece of fibrous wall board that comes from an old farmhouse in NAALDWIJK, The Netherlands. The customer that brought it in for framing grew up looking at these little Dutch girls that adorned the walls of the kitchen. Her mother had stencilled them. The house is now gone, so is her mother.
A little piece of both will keep on living in this shadow box frame that we crafted to house the remaining piece.
It now has a place of honour in my customers country kitchen in Southern Ontario.
Since the piece itself is a true folk art item with genuine country charm we opted for a very simple arrangement. The board itself was float mounted on a delft blue archival mat board and shadowboxed in a stacked wood frame. The cap moulding "Straw Bandana" by Larson-Juhl beautifully reflects the weathered appearance of the item itself.