(I want these! From Le Papier Studio).
Hipsters put a bird on it from Portland to Brooklyn.
Wasps put a shell on it. As evidenced by taking a quick stroll through New Canaan’s Whitney Shop and scores of copy cat shops up and down the New England coastline.
Wasps have been putting shells on it for a long time. Indeed, way back when in the 1770s, Newport furniture makers were slapping shells on their highboys. Lucky you if you have one! They’re rather lovely and particularly useful if you’re tall. (The top drawers are good for hiding things from Wasp kidlings).
Ohhh! This looks rather comfy. Martin Olsen chair, circa 1947 coming up for auction at Phillips. Estimate is $10,000 - $15,000 but one sold for about $22,000 just six months ago also at auction.
Easy on the eye. Nakashima bench, “Conoid Bench with Back, 1978” coming up for auction at Phillips on June 11th. Estimate $30,000 - $40,000.
Originally a Stirrup Cup was a farewell drinkie* as one was mounting onto one’s horse and heading out for the hunt. Now, the term is used for cups such as these above which are typically found in silver or pewter and have been floating around from 1700s onwards. I really love them as they keep drinks chilly and they amuse.
* In Scotland, the gaelic term deoch doris means the same thing, a farewell drinkie. I remember this song being on a tape I had as a little kiddie. Have a listen, this is a recording from 1912. Just A Wee Deoch & Doris.