Friday, February 24, 2012

Wall Of Beauty

Aside from my love of rare antique textiles and books,
 my most recent passion has become
 antique paper.

Today this "art wall" installation was completed featuring 27  (yes...27)
 copper botanical engravings from 1707.

Photograph by Lu Tapp Photography

These 300 year old pieces came out of the very rare book 
"Voyage to Jamaica"
Sir Hans Sloane, the man responsible for these pieces; was responsible for
 The Natural History Museum in London.

This radiant 9' x 7' archival framed art installation is for sale at A Beautiful Mess
 and available as a collection or purchased individually.

If you happen to find yourself in the area, please stop in and enjoy the view.

Wouldn't you love to showcase this "Wall of beauty" in your home?

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. These are absolutely superb! I do hope they will stay together, but which ever journey they go further, they will always be special..thank you for sharing. Your work inspire me so much.
    Colette ~ South Africa

  2. So beautiful to have them up on the wall. Beautiful pieces and the arrangement is fabulous.. thanks for the inspiration! xo marlis

  3. Absolutely Gorgeous Kym kind of wall!!