The wonderful Mitzi of VintageGoodness.com recently did a post on the Syracuse Ornamental Company aka Syroco including photos and history. I see these everywhere. We all need to have a little bit of this whimsy in our homes! Mitzi starts:
“…SYROCO was founded in the late 1890’s by an Austrian woodcarver named Adolph Holstein. Initially the company produced ornamental carvings for the embellishment of coffins and furniture as well as the interiors of fashionable homes. As demand increased, a molding technique was developed where Syroco could create perfect replicas of their original carvings. These molds also featured a wood grain within the mold, allowing for a more detailed aesthetic….
See more info – and photos – on her blog here. Thanks, Mitzi!