8.5" x 11.5" Set of
Six Assorted Small Luncheon Placemats
- Glossy Finish
World exploration and natural discoveries had a profound effect on individuals
in the 18th century. Naturalists in the New World recorded flora and fauna and
sent botanical illustrations and even specimens back to England. The dominant
influence in this design is an important watercolor painting of a magnolia
painted by George Ehret in 1737. Ehret is widely regarded as the most important
botanical illustrator of the 18th century, when curiosity and interest in the
natural world led to the incorporation of designs from flora and fauna in
silver, furniture, prints, textiles, and other objects known as the
"decorative arts". The Colonial Williambsburg Foundation has an
extensive collection of the decorative arts that reflect this great interest in
nature. The striking white magnolia image is set against a neutral light beige background.
Please Note: This
is a multi view design, including six different images.