Archive for antiques
It is with very heavy heart that I must take a hiatus from this blog for medical reasons. I truly enjoy posting, musing about art and oddities, cracking my dry little jokes and hearing what you all have to say.
So as not to completely abandon the site, I may turn it into a “tumblr” of sorts for the next month and simply post random images that happen to grace my desktop (sans commentary).
Of course, I will continue to read and greatly appreciate all comments…but it is unlikely that I will be able to respond for a bit, since part of the medical condition responsible for this hiatus makes it extremely painful to type.
Thank you so much for continuing to support this blog. I can’t wait to get back to it full force. We shall celebrate!
Due to my continuing health problems (which make it hard to type…bad pain in the hands and fingers), this coming week is Wordless Week.
As much as I truly enjoy writing commentary and personal reactions to things I post, the show must go on any way it can. There are hundreds of things to share in my queue! I’ll leave it up to you guys to add comments and be my voice.
1870′s pantomime (from the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection) welcomes you…
I wish I knew more about this photo.
Antique clocks have such charm, and some truly unique ones do exist (though for all I know, this one could be a recent sculpture project). If anyone knows the origin of this clock, or has photos/suggestions for other interesting ones, please let me know!
This great article features an 1840′s miniature butcher shop, complete with a series of strung-up meats.
A few different theories surround this incredible creation. Some believe it was intended for presumably less squeamish children of the Victorian era, while others call attention to the popular trend of miniatures for adults at the time. Either way, it’s an intriguing artifact.
This 1900 model, on the other hand, was made by esteemed German toymaker Christian Hacker (definitely intended for children):
See more (including doll houses and a pet shop) at Collector’s Weekly.
Sometimes I just have to swoon over things I cannot afford on a grad student budget. Case in point: Magnolia Hall.
I can’t even venture back into the fireplace section of the site (it’s all just…too stunningly painful). So let’s just look at some lamps, shall we?
Gorgeous (dare I say luscious?) Victorian style lamps and lamp fixtures…
See more here (this post will get an “antiques” tag even though these are only reproductions because these items have such an antique feel).
Thank you, Headless Hearseman for this one:
I have some things to do this week that will prevent spending time on this blog (oh, LIFE!). However, since there are always hundreds of things lurking on my desktop at any given time, I’ve decided to do a little “micro-blogging” instead of my usual posting style.
Expect the usual daily fare, in bite sized pieces (I won’t call them “fun sized” because fun sized candy would actually be more fun if it were bigger…we all know it).
More detailed posts will return ASAP.
The Pictoral Arts has a nice little post about early 20th Century costumes for musical revues. Here are my favorites among them.
See a few more here.