Sunday, August 11, 2013

Taking Antique Prints and Framing them

I have on my hanging on my wall a series of 16 reproduction prints of antique German landscapes.  Below I have them arranged around my tv.  In my previous apartment I had a nice big wall where I had them lined up 4 by 4.  It looked fantastic. (And of course I can't find a picture).
My repro German prints from the 17th century!

A close up.

Anyone who comes over always comments on them.  They are from Williams-Sonoma Home, from the physical store itself when they were still around.  I found them on the clearance table.  The prints were stacked up in a little box for less than $100.  The frames were purchased on amazon.  For the amount of impact I get from them, it was really a good "bang for your buck" deal.  

Now for some information about them:

They are from a work entitled Der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft Nahmen, Vorhaben Gemaehide und Woerter.  It was originally published in Frankfurt, Germany in 1646 as a manual produced from an old German society, Die Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft, that sought to improve human virtues and to purify and improve the German language.  Each print contains a flower with a background of a German town, garden, or countryside.  They were 

Below are some pictures of the original plates, in closer detail.  I figured I would show close ups of these prints instead of mine exactly... trying to take a close up picture a picture can prove difficult.
Entitled "Red Flower".  I have a copy of this print hanging.


This one is called "Tree"

This is the "walnut tree". I wish I had this one!

This one the "potato"! I wish I had a copy of this one too, as I am a potato lover!

I have a copy of this one hanging, "blue flower".

 Have you ever seen anything like these?  I've yet to run across them anywhere.  It actually took me a year to figure out what they were exactly.  I found the information on them here

I've linked up with The Scoop! Visit Confessions of a Plate Addict blog, it's a good one!
I've also linked up with Wow us Wednesdays! at Savvy Southern Style, Open House Party at no minimalist here, and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage!



No comments:

Leave a Comment! Thank you for leaving a comment, I read them all! It sometimes takes me a few days to reply!