"The appropriation for a house should be divided into two equal parts, one-half for the house, the other for the gardens, pathways, court, approach, terrace and the rest of it, or, as it might be termed, one-half for the pudding, the other for the sauce." Architect Thomas Hastings
Thursday, April 25, 2013
THE INKWELL FROM THE DESK OF F. W. WOOLWORTH
The story as I know it.... Gifted to a viewer of my post on the office of F. W. Woolworth by Bernard Gelbort, decorator and antique dealer in Los Angeles, who was also a friend of Barbara Hutton(art consultant in the film Poor Little Rich Girl). Woolworth Donahue gave him the inkwell telling him it was on F.W.W's desk. Woolworth(brother Jimmy) was the son of Jessie Woolworth, daughter of F. W.
The dimensions are 13" wide, 7" deep , 2.5-3" high. I think it is "dore bronze", not brass. The weight is about 6 pounds. Also the glass containers are missing which is to be expected.