Steeling the Past

German Jugendstil Hand-Hammered and Riveted Steel Bookends (LEO Design)

The worldwide Arts & Crafts movement—Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Secessionist, Mission—shared many similarities, including the revival of earlier historical or aesthetic elements.  One of the classic touchstones is The Gothic.

This pair of German Jugendstil bookends are made of hand-hammered steel, punctuated with riveted steel edging.  Their thin profile makes them well-suited to a book collection with limited space for a thicker, heavier bookend.  Please click on the photo above to learn more about them.


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