faux bois

faux bois

Fake wood- like just about everything- sounds so much better in French. There is a playful element of theater in faux bois objects d'art that surprises and delights, as would-be 'wood' is made of something else- ceramic, concrete, fabric, wallpaper or papier-mâché. Since the mid-19th century, trompe-l'œil technique has been sometimes kitsch, often chic, always charming.

McCoy Art Pottery Barrel Mug

An early American art pottery mug made by McCoy in the form of a wooden barrel, circa 1930.

Find this item and more at I. U. Tripp & Co., a general store with roots as far back as the 1830s on Main Street, Oak Hill, New York. We are located about three hours north of Manhattan, half-way between Hudson and Albany, and just a stone's throw from Windham.

$ 40.00