Antique 9 inch Carved Wooden Wallpaper Textile Block with Hand-Forged Nails c. 1800's
Description: In the earlier days, it could take many different wooden blocks to print that ideal design for a wallpaper hanging or textile printing. The details on this early printing block, most likely from the 1800’s are wonderful. The top layer is beautifully carved with a pattern and three additional layers of wood are attached with early hand-forged nails. The back features two deep carved-out sections to firmly hold the block when in use. Entire surface boasts wonderful character and natural aged patina.
Note: Please refer to "Condition" for additional information.
Circa: Most likely 1800’s
Height of Carving: 9 inches (overall at tallest point)
Width of Carving: 7 inches across
Thickness: 2 ½ inches
Product Weight: 2 pounds 4 ounces
Markings: 539 (is carved into one side of block)
Material: Wood, Nails
Color: Brown Tones
Style: Primitive, Naïve,
Condition: Previously owned – used. Condition is consistent with age and normal use. Still appears to be strong and sturdy. Thin 5 inch crack in front and 2 cracks in back. Four forged nails are missing. Natural wood wear and dark patina.
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