With August half-way spent, what better time to cherish the delights of the summer season, soon-to-be-over? Shown above, a pair of Syroccowood bookends, made in the 1950’s, depicting a crisply-cast sail boat at full sail. Syroccowood is a composite material made of wood pulp, resin and other binders that was popular in the second- and third-quarters of the Twentieth Century. This pair of bookends seems particularly well-designed, well-cast and well-preserved. The arching rope border adds just the right finishing touch—smart and ship-shape.