Monday, July 8, 2013

1822 Fashionable Cloak Stand and Flower Stand

Monday, July 8, 2013

Loretta reports:

Usually Ackermann's Repository presents architectural designs and furniture in pristine form, devoid of signs of human habitation.  This illustration caught my eye because the cloak stand holds clothing!  And umbrellas!

However, I'm still scratching my head about the lamps at the top of the flower stand, and the suggestion of putting goldfish bowls there instead.

—From Ackermann's Repository, July 1822, from the collection of the  Philadelphia Museum of Art, online at Internet Archive.


Regencyresearcher said...

Fish bowls? That is odd. I would think small containers of trailing plants would be a better choice. The stand is by a window so doesn't need the light in this illustration, but if there were no window the lamps would be a necessity. But fish bowls?

Anonymous said...

Auntie Mame!

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