About Our Fine Art Jigsaw Puzzles.
This wonderful collection of classic wooden jigsaw puzzles,
featuring reproductions of fine art,- Van Gogh, Starry Night, Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Shaped Puzzles, Audobon Birds, and many more - is created with quarter-inch maple plywood and the finest archival paper and inks.
Plywood is generally favored by wood puzzle makers because the separate plies and glue give the panel strength.
Jigsaw puzzle collectors prize old wooden jigsaw puzzles for their intricacy, craftsmanship, and the “heft” of the pieces. For the serious jigsaw puzzler, there is nothing quite as satisfying as plunking a wooden piece into place. No two pieces in any puzzle are alike, and each puzzle features dozens of intricate, charming whimsy pieces.
Whimsy Pieces. Whimsy pieces, also known as figural pieces, are pieces cut into the outline shape of a recognizable subject, such as a person or an animal. Puzzles within a puzzle. And you will find dozens of whimsies within each puzzle. Historically traced back to the 19th century, the whimsy pieces practically disappeared on the advent of cardboard puzzles.
We have brought them back as one of the major attractions of our puzzles. We hope you enjoy finding and identifying each one as you complete your puzzle.Keep an eye out for separate whimsy pieces that interrelate with one another, such a man and woman dancing. Some of them are even interlocking. The intricacy and broad array of subject matter of our whimsies add a distinct element of charm to the overall puzzle experience.