Additional Addendums



I wanted to show you a few additional suggestions for displaying the Stevengraph silk pictures. I might also state that they are displayed on the double dining table I highlighted in an early post. This 1800’s work of useful art is simply fascinating and I feel it requires more attention. Look at it! It’s beautiful!



The Badash Crystal in so many of these pictures is also of a finer calibre than many and should be admired for its ‘crystal clear’ beauty.


Award-winning Stevengraph

The Industrial Revolution had its pros and cons, but one quite interesting result was the factory in Coventry, England. There the inventor/artist Thomas Stevens had it in his power to produce ‘silk pictures’ on a large scale. They were a conventional size, quite pretty, and the choice of content appealed to the sporting blood of the English.



The back of each little item is just as interesting as the front! One can see, for instance, that Thomas Stevens earned 10 prize medals and diplomas. There is a charming small lithograph of the famous Stevengraph Works factory in Coventry and a descriptive list of the different silk pictures in the collection. Also, a stamp here, a pencil mark there, hinting at the story of the various places these matted pictures have been.

These silk pictures do show there age, but one may say – the show their history, too. As they have their original matting and backing, they can be displayed in a variety of ways. They could be placed in individual frames, set in one large multi-display frame, or artfully laid in a curio cabinet. Or maybe one of those double glass ‘diploma’ frames to display both front and back with ease.
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