As I am going through boxes and cleaning out stuff here in the house, I came across a set of four books that I have been schlepping around since the Vegas days. There were a few attempts to sell the set, but I did put the price so high to ensure no one would seriously consider buying them.
They are books about art & design in the 1860's and 1870's Europe. I have no idea if they will ever come in handy in any of my ideas, it's just that I like antiques, maybe not as much as 15 years ago, but when you leave through books like these, the heart rate goes up.
Imagine all parts of arts, furniture, stone, metals and even tools, in those four volumes you'll find a some illustration about an artist from back then and his concept behind it.
If memory serves me OK, they were bought at an auction some 14 years ago in Las Vegas. Originally owned by a Boston architect, Louis Weissbein, somehow they made their way to the West side of the US.
The very ornately designed Alphabets in these books are something really cool to look at. Compared with tribal and other not so cool Tattoos, these would make great ones. If any of the Edlingers read this.....I found an ornate E!
UNION HALL 1863
MAGAZINE FOR PROGRESS IN ALL BRANCHES OF THE ART INDUSTRY
JUST SOME OF THE LISTED ILLUSTRATIONS
VIENNA WORLD FAIR
IMAGINE FINDING THIS CORK SCREW IN AN ANTIQUE STORE....
ORNATE DOOR HANDLE LEFT & OSTRICH EGG POKAL
SEWING TABLE DESIGN
CENTER VASE WITH FRUIT BOWLS
I CANT TRANSLATE TRINKHORN
VICTORIAN JEWELRY DESIGN
POSEIDON DOOR KNOCKER
LOCK & HANDLE
HOW ABOUT A GUN
FOR MY TRIBE