The 2017 calendar motifs

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Each year, we produce a new set of paintings to be featured in our calendars, with motifs chosen from the finest antique decorative arts objects from around the world.  Our 2017 calendars feature 12 vibrant, jewel-like paintings and exquisitely handmade packaging. 

Seven years ago, I conceived of the first version of this calendar as a gift for family and friends with the intention that throughout the year, they'd have a bit of art and beauty as they worked at their desk. I'm delighted that so many of you now share in this habit, sharing a token of friendship and admiration remembered all year long. 


Our limited edition easel desk calendars have become signature gifts for many of our gracious clients who give presentation sets initially, and then thoughtfully give refill folios or calendar cards 'a la carte' year after year. The calendar itself consists of 12 individual cards beautifully printed on fine ivory archival cardstock, each topped with a different watercolor painting from our library of original works. On the reverse of each card is a short description of the objet d'art depicted in the painting. The calendar sits elegantly on our solid brass easels, perfectly suited for your well-appointed, elegant writing desk. Please scroll down to see this year's new paintings. 

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