Tag Archives: Victorian Age

Antimacassars: Then and Now

Single example from one of two pairs of lace chair arm covers. Rectangular with lightly scalloped side and back edges and larger scalloped front edge. Inner rectangle with foliate decoration. Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, ME). photo: Historic New England

Erica Lome, Ph.D. “Necessity is the mother of invention.” This adage certainly applied to many of the domestic objects produced in the nineteenth century that served as creative solutions to everyday problems; and for some women, one of those problems happened to be their husbands’ hair. Avoiding Disaster In 1783, a London barber named Alexander […]

Antiques Peek: February 2017

Antiques Peek: February 2017

Arts & Crafts Influence on Book Publishing by Jessica Kosinski This month I thought it would be fun to do something a little different. Since this issue is all about the Arts & Crafts Movement, I thought we’d take a peek at how the Movement influenced one of my favorite things, books. It had a […]