My great grandfather, William J. Crosswell, was engaged to a young woman from Greenville, South Carolina. In the months leading up their wedding in 1871, they maintained a daily correspondence. In a habit learned through the privations of the Civil War, he wrote his letters in "cross-hatch" style, turning the paper to write over what had just been written. The result is as beautiful as it is undecipherable. It's fun to think he did it to hide the "naughty' bits, but no, we've checked.
Our trays begin with a local woodworker who crafts each piece to our custom specifications. We hand paint each tray with multiple coats of color, glaze and satin finish to complement the artwork, which is protected in a durable laminating process.
Tray measures approx. 12.5" x 17"