So you want gilded bunn feet on your casket, but don't want to do the gilding.. or just dont have the time~ so let me do it for you! I have gotten so many requests that I now offer to gild the bunn feet that I sell~ above are my Graceful Ladies~ theyre so pretty and happy with a layer of real 24k gold....I mean, who wouldnt be?
These are my ladies installed on a flat top casket~
And these, tho not gilded yet, on a double casket. I designed my feet after 17th c originals~ theyre called Graceful Ladies because they are very sleek and graceful! If you are interested in a padded mirror case and want your feet gilded, I have added a gilding option on the class order page above as well.
I use real 24k gold, and seal with a clear UV protectant especially for gilding. I will also finish your feet with dark brown felt pads~ as shown above.
Cost shown is per set of four feet, right now I am only offering 24k gold.
I have added a new page at the top of the blog just for ordering slate frames~ complete with paypal buttons for all the different sizes and types, custom paint and monograms. If you have questions or would like a custom paint or size not listed on the new page, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment for me here & Ill get back to you within a day!
In several sizes & hard to find extra large 36" square
I have had much interest in my slate frames and after going wood shopping I have some details~ much easier to post here than send out so many emails~ so here are the particulars~
firstly, for those of you who are not familiar with where I live, well...I live in southern Colorado....and for shopping for just about anything, I may as well live on the moon. My nearest store that sells wood stock if you can believe is a 98 mile trek north up I25 to Pueblo....and thats one way! I went wood shopping on the way home from taking daughter to the airport in Denver this week and was able to pick up a nice selection of Poplar and some Red Oak for slate frames. Couldn't find any maple~ booooooooo!
I am planing on making slate frames 'inbetween' other projects...dolls, my flat top casket, padded mirror cases, and some kit work I am working on....so you can watch the Diamond K Folk Art blog for what I have ready made, or you can order a slate frame and Ill work on it priority like I always do with orders~ cause hey, I don't like waiting for things, and don't like my customers to wait either! If you are interested in having a slate frame made~ I am offering in 3 sizes~ small, medium and large. The medium frame is dimensions of mine I just made with 24" stock and will fit a Thistle Threads Door'd Mirror frame. The small is from 16" stock, and large 36"~ which yes, will fit the Thistle Threads Fancy Mirror Frame.
Working area within each frame are approximate, depending on how you lace your frame, and are as follows~ Small~ 16" horizontal & vertical bars(4), with working area apx 11 x 12" Medium~ 24" horizontal & vertical bars(4), with working area apx 19 " x 20" Large~ 36" horizontal & vertical bars(4), with working area apx 31" x 32"
Since the Red Oak is quite a bit more expensive than the Poplar, there is a price difference~ I hope you will find the below chart easy to follow~ but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. The prices are for plain, unstained, clear varnish finish, and do not include shipping. I would of coarse be more than happy to discuss a custom painted frame if that is your pleasure~ cost is dependent on the design and intricacy of the work.
Slate Frame Small~ Poplar~ $100.00 Slate Frame Medium~ Poplar~$135.00 Red Oak~$155.00 Slate Frame Large~ Poplar~$175.00 Red Oak~$195.00 To order a frame, just fire me off an email to email@example.com ******PAINT is ADDITIONAL***********
I am happy to work out a custom one of a kind design for you~ just ask! To give you an idea of prices, here are a few options~ Allover Rose (like mine)~ 100.00 per frame(medium size) Old English Monogram (like mine)~ 50.00 per frame Script Monogram~ 25.00 per frame
I am so thrilled to offer my latest design in reproduction 17th c bunn feet! The feet I designed and use on my padded mirror cases are bold and classic~ while these are more graceful~ so feminine and delicate! They are turned from maple, and smooth as a baby's behind~ ready for gilding or finishing. The example above is gilt in my Roman gold finish as an example~ the ones I am selling are unfinished
My bunn feet are a combination of two particular styles that I adore~ pictured here both above and below
The sleek longer necks set the caskets up, while the graceful pot bellies give a substantial base foundation. My daughter thinks they look like chocolate drops
They have the most gorgeous profile to add to the charm and character of your casket~ after all, I believe the feet are just as important to a correct period representation as the casket body itself.
Shown in first photo installed in a Thistle Threads Flat Top casket, each foot measures 1 & 3/8" tall including the tenon. Price is for a set of four, as seen above, in maple with shipping within the Continental USA included. If you are interested in a set and live outside the USA, just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you an invoice with priority air international shipping to your specific location .
For those who wish to purchase multiple cases or do not need the step by step finishing or beadwork instructions, I am now offering my Padded Mirror Case separately for 600.00USD. You can find all the info and particulars on the Case & Class page above, and special purchase button under the CASE ONLY page. My embroidery pattern is still included, just no online instruction.