Shaving brushes—good shaving brushes—are labor intensive and costly to make. Clusters of hair (whether synthetic, real badger or some other animal hair) are tied into knots and set within the brush handle (while carefully creating the classic dome-form brush shape). A good brush may last a man most of his adult shaving life—if he takes care of it. And the most important thing he can do is to rinse the brush and hang it bristles down, which allows the water to drip out of the handle (that it will not rot all those delicate knots). A nice brush stand is a good step in this protective direction.
The English chromed brush holder is set into an Ivorine base—for a classic, Edwardian look. It was made by D. R. Harris, apothecary in London. It will hold your shaving brush and a shaver. Click on the photo above to learn more about it.
Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well! Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com).
We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).
Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only). 917-446-4248