The wonderful online antiques resource 1stdibs always brings me joy. Whether I'm salivating over pristine English furniture or Aubusson carpets, I always have a great time on the site.
But sometimes the joy comes from gawking at the unusual pieces that catch my attention and make me smile wide.
|Animal vertebrae. It's a desk lamp!|
|Huge lucite wardrobe chest. Put your things away, but never lose sight of them.|
|Circus banner from 1940s. A five-legged horse?!?|
|Life-size monkey sculpture in welded steel. A terrifying conversation piece.|
|Educational chart of crochet techniques. A set of 7.|
|Pair of Michelin Men. Ummm, these are so creepy, they're cool.|
|Prosthetic hand from the late 19th century. Leather glove included, because who wants a naked prosthetic hand?|