'Pyrography' is a term used to describe the burnishing on wood; usually every space was shaded, textured, or outlined by burning and sometimes enhanced with color. It was very popular in the Victorian era until about 1920. The Flemish Art Company of N.Y. was one of the first suppliers of burnishing tools for homemakers and factories. The name 'Flemish Art' became a generic term for 'pyrography', (burnt wood and etching). Homemakers often burnished sewing, hanky and collar boxes for personal use and for gifts.