TheOldFern

Large Vintage Botanical Images Printed on Canvas.

Greenville, South Carolina

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Announcement    Please visit our sister Etsy shop, MONDOMAPPA, for more vintage botanicals. Other André MICHAUX (North American Sylva) prints available. Fine Art Botanical and Natural History Reproduction - ask about LARGER SIZES

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Last updated on Jan 2, 2022

Please visit our sister Etsy shop, MONDOMAPPA, for more vintage botanicals. Other André MICHAUX (North American Sylva) prints available. Fine Art Botanical and Natural History Reproduction - ask about LARGER SIZES

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About TheOldFern

Sales 876
On Etsy since 2012

Thanks for looking at our prints!

The Old Fern was started by two friends who decided to take a trip to the Pacific North West after graduating college. During this trip they were exposed to many fine examples of original botanical art while browsing in a rare book shop in downtown Seattle. The color plates were amazing in the various texts, but the cost was prohibitive at an average of $500 a volume. It was learned that these old books on flowers and other types of natural history were being bought up by “collectors” who would then cut out all the images in the book and resell them as individual prints in “exclusive galleries.” These originals would often be a $100 or more for an image that was stained, faded and often a very odd size due to the book’s dimensions. The friends decided that there had to be a better way make these works of art available. Through much research and effort, a process was developed for restoring these antique works and providing an economical outlet for the “average” person to obtain the restored works. This chance discovery became the foundation of The Old Fern.

The Old Fern has been actively collecting, preserving and researching botanical prints for over 24 years, and our prints are printed at the highest quality available. All of our printing is now done by us in our South Carolina shop on large format canon printers. By doing this, The Old Fern is able to offer a higher quality product while lowering the cost to our customers (how often does that happen?). We stand behind the products we sell, and offer a 10-day satisfaction guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, just send it back to us for a refund or a replacement.

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  • The Old Fern

    Owner, Botanical And Natural Print Specialist

    The Old Fern was started in 1988 by two friend’s who decided to take a trip to the Pacific North West after graduating college. During this trip they were exposed to many fine examples of original botanical art while browsing in a rare book shop in

Shop policies

Last updated on August 29, 2018
Thank you for your interest in our work.

Below are some answers to general shop policies regarding orders, shipping, payment, and returns.

If you have any additional questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us through Esty or theoldfern [!at] hotmail.com.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
TheOldFern is proud to offer interesting and high-quality prints. Depending on your monitor, the colors displayed on your screen may appear slightly different from the print you receive.

Please contact us right away if you have any questions or issues with your purchase.

If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your print(s), please contact us prior to leaving feedback. Refunds are available within 7 days of receipt of your package minus the cost of shipping.

Please return the item in the original packaging to The Old Fern (our address will be provided to you)–and not the printing company–and we will issue a refund to you.

If the error is on our end, you will get a complete refund or replacement; whichever you choose.
Payment
The Old Fern accepts all major credit cards and payment through PayPal.

You do not have to sign up for a PayPal account in order to use a credit card through PayPal.

If this is your first time using PayPal, you will find that it is quick, easy, and very secure. Just put an item in your cart and click checkout and you will quickly go through the payment process.

If you need a custom print, a larger size, or one printed on canvas, just email us for a price and details.
Shipping
We know how excited you are to receive your new purchase. On average, your print will arrive in 7-10 days. We personally print and build all our products to ensure consistent results, and offer the highest quality prints. Depending on or order volume, it may take a bit longer.

All custom orders will require extra shipping time, and we'll communicate those details when we confirm your order.

Purchases made within the US will ship via USPS First-Class Mail. All purchases will be shipped to the address listed with PayPal, unless you designate otherwise.

International orders

*** Please note that once an order leaves the US it can no longer be tracked unless priority mail was arranged.

*** International orders can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to arrive, and possibly longer, depending on the location or if they get held up in Customs.

Please inform us at the time of checkout if you have any special requests.
Additional policies and FAQs
NO BOOKS WERE DESTROYED IN THE CREATION OF OUR ITEMS. WE DO NOT CUT APART HISTORICAL TEXTS AND REMOVE THE IMAGE PLATES. All of our books are kept intact.