'Frø Tavle IV'
A beautiful botanical wall chart dating back to the 1940's.
- Illustrated by Ellen Backe (1891-1975)
- Printed in Denmark on paper between 1943-8
- Paper Size: 510 x 700mm
- Magnetic Teak Wood Frame (optional): 500mm wide.
Can be purchased with or without the teak magnetic frame as shown in the photos.
Postage to Mainland UK: £4.95 via signed for delivery service (or delivered free of charge with any large furniture item that requires courier delivery).
About the magnetic teak frame...
This is an ingenious frame design (in our opinion!) as in just under a few minutes you can have your vintage chart framed and up on your wall! You simply line up the chart edges to sit within the two magnetic strips of wood (at either end) and hey presto your chart is ready to hang! It couldn't be any simpler!
The magnetic frame is made of 100% wood and has a leather strap for hanging at the top - the colour and look of the frame compliments these charts perfectly. There are also felt liners on the inside of the wood to protect your chart.
About the charts...
Part of a series of six botanical charts depicting several seeds in stunning detail and colour. Originally produced by three Danish seed merchants for use as educational charts within schools.
Good, with only a slight hint of yellowing around the edges. Salvaged from a factory clearance where they had been in storage unused for the last 60 years!
Can be purchased and used individually or display in sets to create an impressive feature.
About the artist...
Ellen Backe (1891-1975), who was employed at the Horticultural Department in the period 1935-58.
This is where she created botanical illustrations while functioning as assistant for Anton Pedersen (1887-1978) - Professor in fruit growing at the Agricultural University 1923-57. He collected, categorised and described many different fruits, especially apples - local Danish apples as well foreign sorts used for years in Danish fruit growing.
This unique collection was secured by the creation of the Pomology Department at Højbakkegaard 1956-57. This Department contains a rich collection of fruits and berries grown in Denmark. The fruit collection dates back to the establishment of the Agricultural University in 1858 at which point a small fruit section constituted part of the original gardens at Frederiksberg.