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American Art Nouveau "Wise Owl" Letter Rack with Whiplash and Pine Branch Decor (LEO Design)


Three of my favorite things converge in this handsome object: owls, pine and Art Nouveau! Add to that a fourth thing: organization!  This American Art Nouveau letter rack has it all. At center stands a handsome "Wise Owl"—the ancient symbol of knowledge and intellect. He perches on a pine branch, festooned with sprays of pine needles and clusters of pinecones.  And he's framed, at center stage, within an Art Nouveau "whiplash" proscenium arch.  The cast iron letter rack is finished with an aged brass patina, through which copper highlights peak through.  It was made in the 1910's or 1920's by Judd Manufacturing in Wallingford Connecticut.  Click on the photo above to learn more about this handsome desk accessory.


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 Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques (www.mahlaantiques.com) or 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