April Showers - Part Nine


English Arts & Crafts Hand-Hammered Brass Pipe Rack with Birds and Scrolling Botanical Motifs (LEO Design)


In honor of the Spring, we are sharing some of our florally-inspired items over the next several days.  Enjoy the season—including the flowers which delightfully distinguish the Spring.

Although I generally hate smoking, I have always liked the handsome accoutrements of lighting-up.  And, I must confess, I have occasionally enjoyed the (light) waft of a really nice pipe tobacco.  Ashtrays, tobacco jars, cigar cutters—these are all things which have intrigued me (and have often become part of my stock).  Perhaps it's because smoking used to be part of a Man's World (and, thus, smoking items often had a handsome, masculine, grandfatherly aesthetic).  

The English Arts & Crafts pipe rack, shown above, boasts sensational hand-hammered repoussé work: birds, flowers, scrolling foliage.  And it has space to hold seven special pipes.  It is meant to be mounted to the wall, perhaps next to Dad's chair or over the smoking table where the tobacco and pipe cleaners are kept.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.

More Springtime flowers tomorrow and in the days to come.


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