It's a rainy weekend here in Western Pennsylvania. Good for my Spring plantings—and, actually, good for sales (as people shop when they cannot play out-of-doors). This English Arts & Crafts "stick stand" (Americans call it an "umbrella stand") is the perfect, handsome accompaniment for such a rainy day. It's made of mixed-woods and boasts attractive, botanically-inspired "piercing." A crenellated top edge "crowns" the piece.
At the bottom, a hand-hammered brass bowl captures drips. Although the bowl is brass, its decades-old patina gives it a coppery hue. The front enclosure rod is nicely turned, giving the piece just the right amount of texturing. Please click on one of the photos above to learn more about it.
If it's rainy where you are, enjoy the windfall relaxation. Perhaps a few episodes of Succession are on the bill. (You could also do a little on-line shopping.) If it's nice outside, enjoy some time in the garden or wherever you enjoy the fresh air and sunshine,.
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