GOLD AND SILVER BUSINESS
Gold and silver are usually called the artistic processing of precious metals. Since ancient times, gold and silver have been used to create a variety of objects, not only because…

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Pictures steal: what is valued in the black antiques market
STEALING PICTURES TREYAKOVSKY GALLERY Experts call the unfortunate misunderstanding what happened in the Tretyakov Gallery. The alleged kidnapper was able to calculate in hot pursuit. The picture was found. Nevertheless,…

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Porcelain collecting
Collecting can be safely attributed to the most common hobby. Collectors are able to see the beautiful in ordinary things. It is worth noting that today this hobby is positioned…

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oak – strength

A cane and its elegant image. What was the prop?

How would you recommend holding hands while walking if they are not busy with anything? At the seams? Inconveniently! Swing? Firstly, I am not in the ranks, and secondly, I am a woman. In your pockets? It’s somehow very hooligan … Fold on the chest? And if you lose your balance? The problem, as the hero of one film says … I would walk with a cane, live in France at the end of the 18th century – it was there that they appeared as a fashionable women’s accessory. According to Casanova, canes, rather reeds – so thin and graceful they were – served as a support for fashionistas who wore 6-inch heels (recall: inch = 2.54 cm). And if you now demand these fancy wands from fashion, you need to wear hats with feathers or a veil, fan yourself with a fan, put on wide multi-tiered skirts …

I say: problem! Logically speaking, a man needs a cane for support – it means that it is assumed that the person is, to put it mildly, middle-aged. But the paradox is that it was the young people who considered the cane a mandatory element of their appearance. She seemed to be announcing to others that her master was moving from youths to grooms. And another moment: the publication of such equipment was equivalent to the first visit … a brothel. Wow – a symbol of adulthood! No matter how you joke, but by the reed, it turns out that social status was determined. Nobles, for example, didn’t go outside without a cane. Continue reading

How to evaluate an antiques item?
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