Handmade paper was not being produced in America at the time; it had to be purchased from Europe. Dard Hunter I is considered one of the Arts and Crafts Movement's greatest artists. He experimented with pottery, jewelry, stained glass windows, and furniture. Dard Hunter's Mountain House home is now the center for Dard Hunter Studios, dedicated to raising the awareness of the contributions made by Dard Hunter to the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Frame stiles are 3 inches on the horizontal and 2 inches on the vertical. Gustave Baumann 1881-1971 created color woodcut prints of American rural landscapes. The couple went to London in 1911, where he worked as a commercial designer with Norfolk Studios.
We are one of the few frame shops around capable of doing custom production work. In 1908, Dard married Edith Cornell, a pianist he met at Roycroft, and the couple honeymooned in Vienna, a location inspired by Hunter's interest in Josef Hoffmann. Our Mortise and Tenon Frames are beautifully hand finished in quartersawn white oak with true mortise and tenon joinery. Also available as loose tile sets for installation. Available framed or unframed, these designs were executed by Dard Hunter during his time with the Roycrofters. And, we're within easy driving distance to the sawmill supplying our quartersawn white oak, keeping our costs low.
The Golden Oak finish is just a shade darker than natural oak and provides a beautiful alternative for those who would like to match lighter finished furniture or just prefer the look of a more natural wood. The frames were designed primarily for framing our large selection of Motawi and Porteous tiles but can be used to frame anything you wish. Hunter opened the Dard Hunter Paper Museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1939, which he considered his greatest accomplishment. They are crafted of 2 inch flat quartersawn oak and finished using our 4 step Signature process producing a beautiful frame for those wishing to have a nice, basic look without sacrificing top-quality materials and craftsmanship. He began his career in East Aurora, New York with a job at Roycroft, the Arts and Crafts company of Elbert Hubbard.
Frame stiles are 3 inches on the horizontal and 2 inches on the vertical. Please check out our unique lighting designs in the style of! Dard Hunter continued to create original prints, hand made paper and unique type until is passing is 1966. Dard Hunter 1883-1966 Dard Hunter Frames See in Our Gallery Dard Hunter I 1883—1966 , born William Joseph Hunter was an American authority on printing, paper, and papermaking—especially by hand, using the tools and craft of four centuries prior. Read more about our frame construction. His wife had died in 1951. Hunter joined Elbert Hubbard's handicraft community known as the Roycroft colony in East Aurora, New York, in 1904. We also offer, as a special order, a lighter Golden Oak finish pictured at left.
He lived in Santa Fe area for more than 50 years and carved into wood southwestern landscapes and spring and summer gardens and orchards. Following his families' tradition of authenticity and remarkable craftsmanship, Dard Hunter Legacy frames are the especially made for Motawi Tiles. His English papermaking appliances were three centuries old, and were operated by a wooden water wheel. The frames are beveled slightly toward the middle to enhance your viewing of the subject matter. Custom Frames We are one of the few frame shops around capable of doing custom production work.
It is a four step process, the final of which is a hand rubbed wax, just like Stickley used on his furniture. This gives our work the patina of a well seasoned family heirloom that will withstand sunlight and wear and provide beauty and enjoyment for years to come. Product Description These American handcrafted tiles are absolute works of art! Read more about our frame construction. Hunter produced two hundred copies of his book Old Papermaking, preparing every aspect of the book himself: he wrote the text, designed and cast the type, did the typesetting, handmade the paper, and printed and bound the book. Dan realized that there were few lace curtain choices for residents of early 20th century homes, and none made from the authentic scrim as was sold in The Craftsman.
Members of his family maintain Dard Hunter Studios at the historic Mountain House, which are open to the public by appointment. He also founded a correspondence school, the Dard Hunter School of Handicrafts. A Harmonious Life: The Design and Book Art of Dard Hunter offers the first presentation of this important artist's extensive graphic works, as well as his influential books and the materials he used to create them. You will find Motawi Tile , The finest wood frames by Dard Hunter and craftsman clocks made by Schlabaugh and Sons. It is the goal of the Dard Hunter Studio to insure the long term preservation of his home and working studio and to establish it as a living museum. All at very competitive pricing!.
No matter what your needs are — for one frame or 100 — we take our time to ensure each frame is made to our exacting standards. Each board is hand selected to ensure that your frame will possess a unique and naturally beautiful ray flake pattern. Legacy Frames Our Legacy frames are constructed from 3 inch quartersawn oak stock and finished in our four step process that provides a beautiful patina that will last for years to come. They are crafted of 2 inch flat quartersawn oak and finished using our 4 step Signature process producing a beautiful frame for those wishing to have a nice, basic look without sacrificing top-quality materials and craftsmanship. Read more about our frame construction. He lived in Santa Fe area for more than 50 years and carved into wood southwestern landscapes and spring and summer gardens and orchards.