Found Wood - French Girls
Being surrounded by old things all my life (born into a family of antique dealers) has definitely left its mark – I have a mixture of old and new pieces in my house, with a particular fondness for old wood – there’s really nothing like it. I began to gather bits and pieces that I thought might be coaxed into living a new and wholly unexpected life – either vintage objects or parts of wooden things long since past their original purpose. I have assembled and painted some ‘found wood’ Kokeshi from these parts or objects – total one-offs and priced accordingly.
This large set of 6 vintage French lawn bowling pins have been decorated with sashiko stitching inspired details in watercolour. The set comes with two bowling balls, also decorated. These are a very rustic set in un-sanded wood – please make sure you consult the pictures carefully and that you are happy with the design and condition before purchasing. They have been finished in two coats of Danish oil for wood.
Stamped underneath with ‘nakamura’ characters [中村] in red ink.
Each skittle is approximately 35cm/ 14" high, the balls are roughly 3" across.
Please note: These should not be left out in the garden or allowed to get wet, unless a much more faded look is desired.