Today we are going to discover what you find the most of in this Art Form, which is during the Victorian Era and until about 1930's. It appears that the Victorian Era is when this Art Form was most desired and practiced. Most likely because new tools were developed and promoted for performing this work. Women's magazines of the time promoted it as do it yourself projects, offering lessons and mail order catalogues for supplies needed.
As this postcard shows they used materials besides wood such as leather.
This video shows a beautiful piece of furniture done in the Art Form of Pyrography. As a long time collector myself you don't know how bad I wish I had discovered this piece instead of this lady and had the piece in my home. Plus the fact that it was under appreciated by the Antique Shop where it was purchased blows my mind. I agree with the appraisal amount for somewhere such as New York,Chicago etc, but sadly in our area probably the retail value would be anywhere from $900.00 to $2000.00.
Watch Appraisal: Pyrographic Folk Art Wardrobe, ca. 1910 on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.">
Now you can view some of what we have available currently: