Arts & Crafts design often was influenced by other, earlier aesthetic movements: native cultures, heraldry, the medieval. The designer of the brass humidor, shown above, tapped into the Gothic—as shown in the steel “strapwork” riveted to the sides and tops of the canister. It captures a bit of what I call “Jules Verne Futurism”—a vision of the time to come described in the vocabulary of the past. Handsome and heavy, this piece would lend a touch of gravitas to any desk, bookshelf or mantelpiece. And it can be used to hold much more than tobacco. Please click on the photo to learn more about it.
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