Gorgeous hand carved piece of an antique stair case, wood, 1890, Belgium
This is one the first treasure I bought for myself, way back, when I joined my Mum on one of her buying trips for her shop, still on the Denneweg then.
So it must have been around 1998. It was snowing, it was extremely cold and the indoor antiques market that we went to Belgium for, was more or less deserted. Hardly any traders had managed to come to the market because of the awful weather and even less buyers.
Only we were there, so we just did what we had come for and started roaming this almost deserted market. And that is when I fell head over heels in love with this piece of wood. So beautifully made, so well carved, that flaking paint. It was mine and it was supposed to be mine forever.
But now, 22 years later, I have to let it go. We are having a major reshuffle in our house and I have to 'clear' a room. So the treasures stored lovingly in that room have to go. (I have been at it for a while now, you might have seen some more items from my personal collection passing by on this webshop if you are a regular visitor).
What is it you ask? Is that in any way important? Can you not enjoy it's beauty without having to attach a label to it, without having to name it?
Ok, I'll tell you. It is a side piece of an antique stair case, from a very grand mansion in Gent. That is what it is.
Dimensions: h 8 cm, w 94 cm, d 28 cm