That term always intrigued me when I saw it in auction listings. Who was the original owner? And if it's 18th century I'm hooked. 18th century, baroque, rococco, sacque dresses, powdered wigs, patches, gambling at the casinos, snuff boxes, the shoes, the manners, tricorn hats, just fascinate me.
More and more I also wander off into other periods right up to and including the 1960s. I'm kind of vintage obsessed really!
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
With brass knobs!
I trotted off to the local hardware yesterday and found some door knobs for the handle of my walking stick. One's brass and the other wood. I needed to pick one that felt comfortable under my hand and that I could fit easily to the end of the pool cue, and I didn't want to have to alter it much (filing those grooves was finicky enough).
I've chosen a nice jarrah shade of woodstain because it matched the wooden knob and some satin buffing oil rather than varnish because I don't want it to have a super shiny lacquered look. I'd like it to be a little more understated - well, as understated as it can be given I'm leaning towards the brass knob. It feels nicer to rest my hand on and I usually go for comfort.