Iridescent Butterfly and Marquetry Wood Brazilian Tray

(South America, 20th Century)

Iridescent Butterfly and Marquetry Wood Brazilian Tray
2554 Lincoln Blvd # 696
Venice, CA, 90291
3103132951
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Iridescent Butterfly and Marquetry Wood Brazilian Tray

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This fantastic hand-made Brazilian butterfly marquetry wood tray dates to the 1930s. The tray features a meticulously hand-made inlay marquetry wood design around the border, which gives it a nice Art Deco look. The dark wood of the tray is a nice color of hardwood that remains in great condition. The luminous blue butterfly wings are arranged in a repeating orb-like symmetrical pattern, emanating from the center, and held safely under glass. The central bright blue circles of butterfly wings are almost iridescent, and compliment well against the yellow and tan colored butterfly wings. The tray has colors that radiate- from bright baby blue to yellow to purple and orange tan colors. The tray has sturdy handles, which make it a fully functioning art object for carrying objects. This tray measures 24 inches by 15 inches. The handles curve up slightly, about one inch, giving the tray a nice feel and look. The butterfly trays became a popular vintage collectible item from Brazil. A hanging wire has been attached to hang the piece as a work of art, because it truly is one. This piece can be a purely decorative object, because it is truly stunning and something unique to admire. The hand crafted labor involved in picking out the perfect hues and the arrangement in which the butterflies are set show the dedication to this beautiful and traditional craft.

WIDTH: 15 in | HEIGHT: 24 in | DEPTH: 1 in

Origin South America
Category Decorative Art
Circa1930
Period 20th Century
Style Art Deco
ConditionExcellent

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