I don't know about you, but I am generally terrible with New Year's resolutions that are, ahem, too specific. Like "lose ten pounds" or "balance my checkbook" or "clean out the coat closet." When it comes to generalities, however, I do just fine. This year, I've vowed to be more resourceful. An appropriate resolution for these times, no?
In that spirit, I got to thinking about a post I wrote a while back about innovative new uses for "obsolete" antiques. During a recent stroll through the Nelson and Nelson galleries, I came across two "old-fashioned" objects that, through creative re-use, would make gorgeous additions to a workspace.
Besides, haven't you resolved to declutter your desk this year?
This antique silver Georgian toast rack, made in London in 1832, is a beautiful piece for holding papers, birthday cards, or any sort of personal correspondence. The toast rack, on decorative ball feet, has six large slots and is adorned with a lovely heart-shaped scroll handle. This heavy-weight rack is fully hallmarked with a gorgeous patina. For more information, click here.
This substantial antique Austrian silver desk blotter would make a charming paperweight for any office. The large, oval finial is awash in an ornate figural fauna motif and is bordered by a beautiful beaded edge, while the four corners of the blotter are decorated with a soft scroll design. The heavy-gauge silver blotter has a nice patina and is in wonderful condition. For more information, click here.