The Fine Art of Brass Rubbing has come to the United States!
After decades of popularity in Europe, these beautiful and historical brass rubbings are now available for you to have in your own home. Europe's age of chivalry - kings, knights in armor, costumed ladies and heraldic beasts - lives on in these medieval brass facsimiles now available.
At Vintage Design, we have a selection of 23 full-size facsimiles and 17 reduced-size replicas to choose from, ranging in sizes from 4 inches to over 6 feet in height. In addition to the traditional combinations of gold wax on black paper and black wax on white paper, we also offer an extremely rare and limited supply of specialty papers, as well as a choice of nine colors of heelball wax. With all these choices, you can order a unique, customized piece of fine art suited to your tastes.
Isabel Cheyne Brass Rubbing
Brasses in the United States are practically nonexistent except in private collections. For this reason, brass rubbings are extremely rare and their origin all but unknown in the United States. The history behind each brass is a fascinating insight into medieval times throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. Their archeological and historical importance has grown over the ages, giving record to the details of costume, armor, heraldry and social history. Some historians claim that brasses are the most consistently dated works of art of the Middle Ages.
Each piece is expertly hand-rubbed and delivered with a complete history of the medieval figure portrayed on the brass.
Close-up details of Margery Paris rubbing.
Close-up details of Henry Paris rubbing.
About the Company
Vintage Design was founded by Julie Puckett in 2002 to increase knowledge of brass rubbing and its historical significance. Julie's personal interest in brass rubbings began in the 1960's while she was living in The Netherlands. She began by rubbing Dutch brasses and then had the opportunity to travel to the United Kingdom at age 12, where she rubbed several monumental brasses at a church in Stratford Upon Avon. Her family's interest in this fine art led to the purchase of a large collection of authentic brass facsimiles and the materials for rubbing, which they brought back with them upon their return to the United States in 1977. All of the colored specialty papers and several of the wax colors are no longer available anywhere in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, which makes Julie's brass rubbings even more rare and valuable. Her passion it to teach others about the historical importance of these unique brasses and offer clients the opportunity to own a custom-made piece of history!
Reduced Rubbing of the Lace Lady
Rubbing of James de Holveston
Vintage Design Medieval Brass Rubbings www.vintagedesignusa.com To order, email Puckettjules@aol.com or call 704-243-0018.