Just wondering if anyone could tell me how old these might be? Not sure exactly where they came from. My Dad inherited lots of odds and ends left behind by the previous owners of the house he bought back in the late '60's. When he sold his house - these ended up at mine. I have 3 of them and now that I've got them cleaned up and mounted on a piece of hickory - I hate to give them up...but they're going to be a birthday present for my sister.
Not sure Harold, I'm not very good at identifying metals :-) They are heavy and appear to be nickel plated from scratching the bottom of one. They were still bolted to a long narrow strip of
Funny you should mention hall tree - my sister originally requested that I make her a hall tree...and I'm still going too...just that my work shop is not heated - so the bigger projects are on hold till the weather warms up. That's what made me think to go dig these out of the basement. It's a shame there are only 3 - that's why I just mounted them on a nicer piece of wood to hold her over till I get around to a hall tree.
Thanks for your comments! :-)
You are a nice sister. An item like that can finish off a room to perfection. I just mounted a fancy hook very similar to those on the door of my guest room closet, and hung a pretty hat from it with some ribbon.The cat loves it, and so do I.
Thanks Jazzzy and Velveteena!
Isn't funny how you can have something old, dirty and unappealing laying around for so long that you don't quite know what to do with - till you clean it up - then you wonder why ya didn't do it a long time ago. :-)
I've also been working on an old floor lamp here that's probably been sitting around as long as those coat hooks. Didn't have much faith that it would turn out as good as it did - rewired it, painted it and I need to put the finishing touches on the shade - it's looking pretty good!
When I found these, they were attached to a thin strip of wood and were spaced 9" apart... I got the impression that whoever had them before me (and that would have been a loooong time ago), was using them for coat hooks.
Hummm Schickenlady, now you've got me wondering. I found a website that has lots of different vintage Victorian sconces. Whatever my hooks were used for - they were not made to accommodate wiring. Maybe a small lantern type thingy?? But if that were the case, they would hang awfully close to the wall???