Peacock Folk Art Wooden Puzzle
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This handsome Peacock Folk Art Wooden Puzzle depicts the 1989 painting Peacock with Locusts by Hungarian artist Tamas Galambos. As you assemble its 563 one-of-a-shape pieces—including dozens of whimsical characters, animals and geometric shapes—you will enjoy the artist’s rich palette and exotic, folk art style. Crafted of quarter-inch maple veneer plywood and the finest archival ink and paper. Made in the U.S.A. Completed puzzle, 14.75" x 14.75".
In 1904 Charles Lang Freer acquired a London shipping magnate’s dining room (painted by James McNeill Whistler in rich peacock hues overlain with golden peacock designs) and moved it to his Detroit mansion. There he filled the shelves with the ceramics he had collected from Egypt and Asia. Painstakingly restored to its 1908 appearance (including ceramics), it is now on display at the Freer Gallery of Art’s exhibit, The Peacock Room Comes to America. Our selection of this elegant, peacock-themed piece was inspired by this beautiful room.
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