I’m always on the lookout for new display ideas, especially now that Etsy allow 10 photos per listing where they used to have 5. Apart from anything else, it is another good reason to look round antique centres and charity shops.
So I was pleased to see these on a shelf in a local antique centre. They were described as mahogany and brass robe hangers. The arms swivel round the handle/hook, so you can hang it on a rail, or on a hook.
The brass sections are a bit distressed. I’ve peeled off some emulsion paint already, but made no attempt to restore the metal properly. I’m not convinced that they will respond to metal polish, as it may be that the metal is plated. On the other hand, the rest is nice quality, so solid brass fittings would be reasonable.
I wonder whether this is a pair, or whether it just happens that two were kept together? I’ve never seen anything quite like these, which make a nice addition to my collection of old coat hangers.
Now all I need is to find a replacement for the missing china knob. In the mean time, I’m viewing that feature as part of the quirky charm.