Rated 4 out of 5 by AmyCT Well made plaque
I have had my eye on this plaque forever and I finally bought it. I am not disappointed, however, I wish I would have chosen the grey color rather than the wood color. The writing doesn't show up very well on the wood. You have to stand at the right angle to see the writing. Everything else about the plaque is wonderful, well made, sturdy without being super heavy, easy to hang. Overall, well worth the price!
July 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Elldee Not expected
I measured where I was to hang the piece and I thought that was enough. Instead I should have cut out a rough template with the measurement and held it in place. When I received the piece, it looked way too small for its designated spot. I should have ordered the larger one for that spot. It would have looked more "in place". Instead of sending it back in exchange for the larger one, I just found somewhere else to hang it. Also, the darker sign is a little too dark to easily be able to read the black writing. That was the most disappointing part. Overall, a nice piece.
July 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrsLisaOliver awesome
This was just what I was looking for. I'm glad I read the other reviews. It helped me decide to get the grey, which is perfect because it's more of a taupe. The brown would have been too dark and I wanted to be able to read it.
I love this sign. It pulls my display together. Thanks!!
July 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kellog Nice addition to my kitchen
I recently had my kitchen cabinets and walls painted. Needed something to tie the space together, and this plaque did just that. I purchased the grey one- no regrets! It really adds character to my kitchen.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovemyhome2015 UNIQUE
I LOVE THIS ADDITION TO MY DINING ROOM, FRENCH THEMED. LOOKS GREAT OVER PICTURE OVER FIREPLACE.
April 26, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by 4buoys BROWN is MUCH darker than featured photos
This is the first time I have been disappointed in a Ballard product. The brown is VERY dark, so much so that the lettering can only be seen in bright light. Also, the mango wood has a resin appearance - not the rustic look that featured photos convey. Packaging was excellent, and I will be using the same materials to return this :(
April 26, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Artlovr7 the brown one
Much darker than shown. Looks menacing and so dark you cannot read the words.
August 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by pahomedecorator Great Wall Decor
This a great piece and I am very happy with the quality and it looks true to the picture online. It looks like it might be a little difficult to hang but I would expect that based on its size. I would recommend this and am very happy with the purchase.
July 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kdeesmith Too Small For My Dining Room Windows
I have loved this plaque for several years, and finally bit
the bullet and ordered the small one. I have two 36 inch
windows, and I did measure to see if how the plaque would fit. When it arrived, and I had it placed it looked too small. I don't understand why they don't offer one in a medium size instead of small and large. (The large is huge, and would be too big).
Oh well, I love the plaque...only wish it were medium sized.
June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arianne5 Perfect.
I love it. It adds a lot of atmosphere. It's heavy and well made.
February 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by HoneyLovesDecor Cheap, Warped, and Not Worth the Money
I ordered the large plaque to go in my dining room. The plaque is made of cheap materials and came warped. This is worth $100 at the most. I would not recommend this to anyone.
February 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ballardhacker Not exactly what I expected
I purchased the brown color as opposed to the grey coloring. Problem is the lettering is barely legible because it is black on very dark brown. I regret not trying the grey finished plaque. Also, the size difference between the large plaque (60") and the smaller one (36") is significant. It would be nice if a 48" plaque was offered
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peggyd Love my Wooden Pruvost Plaque.
Looks exactly like the photo. I get lots of compliments and everyone wants to know where I found such a unique piece.
February 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by ARK1 Lettering is not visible
While I like the sharpe of the plaque, the lettering is barely visible on the dark wood.
September 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HSVSHOPPER Perfect Addition To Our French Country Kitchen
My wife and I ordered the small Pruvost Plaque in grey to hang over the door of our kitchen pantry. Our kitchen is decorated in a French County style. The plaque was a perfect fit for the space and looks fabulous.
I highly recommend the Pruvost Plaque to anyone looking for a beautiful conversation piece for their home.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by suzyq70 Perfect Color
I was looking for a large accent piece to finish off my gray great room decor. This plaque was the perfect color and filled the space at the top of my windows perfectly. I ordered the large size and liked it so much, I ordered the smaller one for a bedroom. Loved both of them.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by decoratingfun1 unique
I ordered plaque because it is unique and I like the shape. It was kind of tricky to hang since hangers weren't placed even on the back. I placed mine on wall behind TV in the living room. Even though I like, I think it looks better in the display photos over a door. My plaque arrived with very light lettering so basically it isn't visible.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MyKidsMom Pinterest Ready !
I received my Pruvost Plaque after a short delay,during which Ballard kept me informed by emails of the approximate shipping date. Once received, I have to say it is everything I hoped for. It was packed extremely well and was in perfect condition when I opened it. The color is exactly as described on the Ballard website. It has all the hardware needed to hang it, and actually gives you a choice on the plaque of ways to hang it. It looks great - as my daughter said, "It's ready for Pinterest" ! I would highly recommend the plaque - it's sturdy and heavy, but not too heavy that you would worry when hanging it. We couldn't be happier !
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by newaddition2013 VERY UNUSUAL CONTORS
The piece is quite large - but just the size we were looking for! I got the grey - but it is quite dark - even so it is a beautiful addition to our home!
April 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TTerrell Darker than first photo online
I thought maybe I had received the brown finish because it was darker than I had expected. It doesn't look grey. It is very large and very sturdy.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karlysmom Great shape
I was hesitant to order due to size and shipping, but a friend convinced me to and she was right...it's perfect for the area that needed some interest.
April 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by nepa worth the money
nice Plaque, a bit hard to see the words on the dark wood.
January 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Luv2shopfrenchcountry Great but issue with antique grey finish leans more to a brown shade.
This product has great features and very charming; but the antique grey is quite dark and leans more to a brown finish. I initially thought that I was sent the wrong finish. If your looking for grey or a lighter shade plaque, you may find yourself slightly disappointed.
December 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MichelleGj The brown hides the words
We ordered this in the brown, but you can barely see the words. I wished we'd ordered it in the grey.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BornFlea Good quality
The Pruvost Plaque was just as described in the catalog.
The quality is great and this makes a great addition to any homes interior design. Highly recommend
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by sagedesigns Architectural interest
Both my husband and I love the wooden Pruvost Plaque, which he hung above the Toulouse Bookcase also from Ballard. The colors compliment one another perfectly, and fit with our other existing furniture, which is a combination of rustic and refined. We love the uniqueness of the plaque, which is a real conversation piece and adds the perfect finishing touch and architectural interest to our great room.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lea12 FANTASTIC!! I love it's vintage charm
I ABSOLUTELY love this wooden plaque! I love sweets.. as well as other members in my household do. So having a sign that was a replica of an old sweet shop is a great piece to have hanging in my kitchen! It fits perfectly above one of the door ways to the room, which is a standard size doorway. It looks exactly like the photos. It's also a great conversation piece!
One question I do have though... is it French? That is one thing I am unsure of.
September 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CMMS Beautiful piece, used it as a headboard
We used the sign as a headboard on our king size bed, it looks great and is unique.
May 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SES1 Awesome
Very Impactful. Love the Gray Color. Shipping was fast and the packaging was excellent. Very Pleased. Makes a real statement.
April 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by frenchstyle Looks terrific but would have preferred the gray
This looks terrific over a bay window in a french country dining area...I ordered the brown sign but if I had a do over I would order the gray. The dark brown color makes it hard to read the black lettering. So that is why it has 4 stars instead of 5.
April 15, 2013