Dard Hunter tile frames are handmade by master craftsmen at
the Dard Hunter Studios in Chillicothe Ohio. Dard Hunter uses only quarter sawn
white oak because of its durability and its inherently beautiful grain
patterns. Each board is hand selected to ensure that your frame will possess a
unique and naturally beautiful ray flake pattern.
Each frame is assembled using mortise and tenon joints.
After assembly, each frame is sanded smooth by hand to insure a flawless
finish. The craftsmen use a four step finishing process, the final of which is
a hand rubbed wax.
The Dard Hunter Studios name and logo is branded into the
back of each frame. This guarantees that each frame is authentic and handmade
at the Dard Hunter studio. You will also find the back of the frame is finished
with the same care as the face of the frame.
Each frame comes with a slotted hanging notch, which is
milled into the back. Please note that series frames are notched for vertical
and horizontal hanging. A milled ledge on the frame face holds the tiles and
heavy duty framing staples anchor the tiles from the back.
Made especially to fit any tile, you will find no better way
to display and enhance your tile selection. These frames are finished to
withstand sunlight and years of wear.
Dard Hunter Studios has produced a new line of fine china
inspired by pieces purchased by Dard Hunter in 1908 while on his honeymoon in
Vienna. Dard Hunter Studios has gone to great lengths to develop this china
with careful attention to detail while incorporating an original design by
Hunter for the pendant ornamentation.
The Pendant design drawn by Hunter for an advertising
brochure while employed at the Roycroft Studios, is an elegant and streamlined
motif influenced by his time in Vienna during the early 1900ís.
A recent addition to our Dard Hunter line of home
furnishings has been created by our friend Dan Cooper, of Cottage
. Dan realized that there were few lace curtain choices for residents of
early 20th century homes, and none made from the authentic scrim as was sold in
The Craftsman. We are proud to offer the Dard Hunter Square Rose design
these highest quality 100% cotton Madras weave panels, which grant privacy
while allowing the maximum amount of light.
Dard Hunter Arts & Crafts welcome mats
are 100% natural fiber embedded into heavy rubber backing with raised flocked
design. The Rose and Stem design mat was inspired by the Dard Hunter classic
design for many Roycroft publications including A Message to Garcia. The Iris
design mat was inspired by the Dard Hunter 1906 design for the book Justinian