Antique Floral Pyrography Box

Delicate, round wood box decorated with an incised floral design on the outside lid and small geometric pattern on the inside and bottom.  

The art of pyrography became popular in the United State in the late 19th century.  Pyrography literally means "fire writing" and objects were decorated by burning designs into their surface with a heated, pointed metal tool.  Leather, velvet, glass and wood are some of the materials used with this technique.  

Dimensions:  9.75" wide x 3" high

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