Alice Pugh McGaigh

Alice Pugh McGaigh


Alice Pugh McGaughAlice Pugh McGaugh, 1908. What a lovely smile and striking eyes! I am struck by her beauty and regal nature. So many women of color of her era did not have the privilege of documenting their time on earth.

Photograph by Murillo Studio, Missouri History Museum.


Our new Matriarchs collection is a dream come true for me. I've always wanted to honor the brave woman who came before me, and who forged previously unimagable paths for themselves and others. It is because of these fore-bearers that I am the woman I am today.

    This under-glass decoupage oval glass tray measures  approx.5 x 7."
Please see our "Details" section for more information on the construction, and care of our catch-all trays.

     In the potichomania process, the glass acts as both a foundation and protective finish, saving the step of varnishing. The original intent was to recreate Greek and Etruscan vases by simulating rare and expensive Sevrés porcelain.

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  • Details

    This oval tray measures approximately 5x7" inches. The relative thinness of the tray – just over 1/8” thick – belies the complexity of the potichomania process. Each of our trays is comprised of a glass tray, three layers of 28# paper, four coatings of varnish, and finished with two coats, each of paint and clear acrylic spray. We’ve added a high-quality felt pad on the bottom in order to protect your home surfaces.a

    Care: Please spray with a gentle glass cleanser and wipe clean. Do not submerge in water. For decorative purposes only.

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