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Moravian Star ~ Christmas ~ LIMITED EDITION

Size: 7.75"W x 7.75"H x 7.75"D (Interior is 3.75"W x 3.75"H x 3.75"D)
$ 875.00 (plus antique pieces)
The Tramp Art version of a Moravian Star is designed so that it can be hung or rest upon a tabletop. The star/box opens up to reveal several German antique Christmas elements.....a composition Christ child with a Dresden halo, a woven metal basket with silk ribbon bows, two different styles of stick-leg sheep, a miniature book "The Story of Christmas", a Victorian embossed scrap and a Dresden & Tinsel Star ornament. The top and bottom of the box are covered with hand-dyed velvet panels and the edge has an antique woven metal trim wrapping around the opening.

The interior has been painted with egg tempura and washes of antique silver and gold. The exterior has been stained and then washes of metallic silver and gold have been applied.

A total of 346 hand cut pieces of wood were used to make this piece. A total of 336 pieces were chip carved by hand with a total of 8,832 chips carved to create this one-of-a-kind piece of art.

The Moravian Star may be ordered however the antique pieces are all one-of-a-kind and therefore no two will be exactly alike. I can search for antique pieces at your request or you can provide antique pieces for me to incorporate into your piece. The base price is $875. All antiques will be an additional cost. This piece is a Limited Edition of 6 and will be made to order.