Featured Wooden antique coat hanger and mirror

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Arobda, May 22, 2019.

  1. Arobda

    Arobda New Member


    Had anyone seen a mirror like this before or have any idea on the background? It was my great grandma’s. I have been unsuccessful in my googling search! :(

  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  3. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    That's very nice; I like it a lot...and hope the furniture folks will be along soon.
  4. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Wonder if it is the top half to a halltree.
    Love the Moon and Star. Very unusual.

    Late 1800s.
    Could be American or English.

    @verybrad @James Conrad
  5. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    I'd say that's probably correct, agrees it is unusual, never seen another like it.
  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I love this. The little hexagonal mirror in the star doesn't magnify by any chance?
  7. Arobda

    Arobda New Member

    I’m not home right now, but I don’t think it does.
  8. Arobda

    Arobda New Member

    It’s finished at the bottom. Is that typical of a hall tree? This thing is solid and HEAVY. It takes two people to lift it.
  9. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

  10. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    LOVE IT !!! ... Joy.
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  11. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    That's a BEAUTIFUL take on a Victorian (?) Hall Tree!!! LOVE the unusual Crescent & Star!!! Maybe it was just meant for hats, what with being finished on the bottom! And I love seeing all the design in the woodwork!!!!:):):):) ZZ888 A7F78BA3-E9FE-4E61-A573-9BCF4BDD73BE XXjpg.jpg
  12. DanaB

    DanaB Member

    It's definitely a hat rack. Being that there are 2 hooks together to hang hats on. One hung to the outside, one hung to the inside. It is also definitely not a coat rack because the pegs would be at the bottom. Now the design is very unique. I see the obvious moon but what everyone is referring to as a star, I see as the sun. The sun and the moon are a common theme in older objects whether its art or something like this in furniture. Someone else would be able to give you a time period that the sun and moon were popular. But the fact the the sun is smaller is just an indication it is the more distant object.
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  13. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Nice piece! Could be a stand alone piece. Think aesthetic influence, circa 1890.
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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Very unusual piece, and welcome, Arobda.
    Those spindles in odd places always make me think Brittanny, France, but I could be totally wrong. Is there a Breton or French connection in your great-grandma's family?
    That would be the 1880s-90s.
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  15. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    When I first looked at this, it reminded me of a muslim Crescent & 6 point Star of David which is very unusual.
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
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  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You see it a lot in jewellery of the period, but not much on furniture.
  17. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Was just going to reply to Dana that I have seen many early 20th cent lockets with this motif, a pearl or stone set in the star.
  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Jewellery collectors think alike?
    Yes, it went into the early years of the 20th century as well.
  19. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    My grandmother had one, with a little opal cab in the star; pearls in the crescent, if I'm remembering.
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    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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