A Dummy Board is a cut-out image of a human figure, such as a pedlar, maid or footman, or animal such as a cat, in painted wood. They were possibly used as fire screens in late 17th century Britain, but by the mid-eighteenth century were purely ornamental. Reproductions were made in the mid-19thC and in the 1920s and 30s.
Welcome to the Folk Art page. This is a small sample of the work that we've created over the years. These items have been sold at many of the finest gift shops throughout the country and selected items have also been sold in the Lands' End Christmas Catalog.