Wednesday, February 9, 2011

antique engravings


I love a grouping of antique prints or engravings like the one above from Scout Designs.



Here's a set of six engravings in my house; I found them at an antique shop years ago. I thought the blue/gray tones were interesting. I wish I knew more about them.  

30 comments:

Acquired Objects said...

Your engravings are so beautiful Donna and love those vases too. Sorry I don't know anything about them except I like what you've done with them.

Aspiring Kennedy said...

mmm... those are pretty. i love the cool tones.

i know, i just bought some old framed pieces at a charity shop in oxford. i opened up the back of one last night and there is an old letter in german behind the art. i wish i could read it!

The Zhush said...

I love your engravings! YES, the blue/gray tones are so striking...show us more of your lovely home Donna!:)

Party Resources said...

Fantastic! Love them!

Razmataz said...

Beautifully framed and perfectly hung!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

These are gorgeous! I wish they were in my house...what a find!!!

robin baron said...

I love them too!! Beautiful darling!

quintessence said...

Oh I've been looking for a great set of prints just like this - beautiful! And I love the framing with the round opening in the mat!! I'm with everyone else - would love to see the rest of the house - or at least room.

Love Your Homes said...

Lovely engravings and nicely arranged.

Stockholm's annual International Antique show is due soon....must take a closer look for engravings lke this.

I've added you to my bloggroll, love your blog!
Ingela

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

What a gorgeous vignette. Love the silver urns.

SnOOp said...

Wowza! The first picture is beautiful. Grouped together it is so elegant and timeless. LOVE IT x

lisaroyhandbags said...

your engravings are lovely!! the colours are beautiful :)

elissa @ faucethead said...

what a great find. i love coming across a series like this and featuring them in a space. i agree though, knowing a story would be fun but it's also fun to make one up! ha!

Mona thompson said...

Love them, love them love them. I'm totally about picture groupings or gallery hung walls right now. Love architectural engravings. Just purchased for the shop reproduction 18th century French Farm logs. They are incredible. We are doing the landing for The Symphony Designer House here in Little rock in May and are going to cover one wall with them.

LLH Designs said...

I love antique prints...and love a good antique print and book shop!

Hope you're having a good week!
Linsey

Kathy said...

The engravings are lovely and they are framed perfectly!
I love the chest that you have placed them over too...k

parisapartment said...

The engravings look great. It's amazing how precise they could draw and create with nothing but a pencil or pen and ink!

Windlost said...

Gorgeous Donna. I am a big etching/engraving fan (though I don't really know the difference). I bought three antique etchings in Paris a couple of years back. I am VERY into this look right now.

xo Terri

Splendid Willow said...

Hello my friend,

I have 13 etchings very similar to the ones in the first picture. They are from the 18th century and I love them! (I call them "The Egos"!). Got them in Sweden at an auction.

Will never depart from them. They look good in all types of rooms. One of these days I would love to hang them all above a modern sofa. Next house perhaps.

Love to you, Mon

Splendid Willow said...

Me again... Forgot your own engravings. Beautiful! And I love how you grouped them. Yes, show more please.

oxox, Mon

Beadboard UpCountry said...

They re gorgeous, maybe after this post someone will tell you about them! Maryannexo

Charlotta Ward said...

Donna I too love etchings and I have a couple of old time Stockholm waiting for me in Sweden. I can't wait to reunite with them and perhaps have them reframed.

I think the blue/grey ink is significant to determine the age. You can have them valued and analyzed by an authorised art dealer. Perhaps you have an annual 'antiques fair' or similar where you could bring one of them for an instant opinion?

Whether they are worth money or not, they do look fabulous and I am falling deeper and deeper in love with your beautiful home!

Big Swedish hugs to you!

xx C

Gretchen O. said...

Very pretty. The gold frames and the mercury glass make a nice vingette.

paula said...

they are gorgeous! what a treasure.

Liz said...

These etchings are absolutely stunning! I wish we could all learn more about them!

Renae Moore said...

Those are beautiful....so much fun to find treasures like these!
xx

SHERRY HART said...

Love those Donna.....so funny that I am a subscriber to you in email and have not gotten a post in forever???? Weird.

pretty pink tulips said...

Donna,
Love your engravings and the group of 6! Things in mass always lend the feeling of greater importance. Looks great!

~ Elizabeth

La Dolfina said...

All you needed to know was you loved them and to trust your gut which you did and they are fabulous!!!!

24 Corners said...

These are beautiful Donna. I was actually at a museum today looking at and learning about the art of engraving...the process fascinated me. These look perfect in your home and lovely next to the mercury glass.
xo j~