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Bidding starts 27 July & concludes 31 July 2021 from 10am


    • Lot # 27861

    Foxy Victorian

    Estimate between  R 700.00  to  R 3,000.00
    Unit price  per 

    A Victorian pokerwork spinning chair. The chair sits on four well-turned splayed legs. The chair has a very ornate design featuring florals. The backrest frame is shapely and features a decorative cut out heart.

    The trade...

    Pyrography or pyrogravure is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning. The term means "writing with fire", from the Greek pur and graphos. It can be practiced using specialized modern pyrography tools, or using a metal implement heated in a fire, or even sunlight concentrated with a magnifying lens. A large range of tones and shades can be achieved. Varying the type of tip used, the temperature, or the way the iron is applied to the material all create different effects. After the design is burned in, wooden objects are often coloured. Light-coloured hardwoods such as sycamore, basswood, beech, and birch are most used, as their fine grain is not obtrusive. However, other woods, such as pine or oak, are also used.