I try to avoid making my 1887 Victorian home a clutter-fest with all sorts of Victoriana dripping off of the walls and table surfaces. I have a bare minimum of art and some period statues, candelabras, Victorian wall shelves, clocks and that’s about it.
I’m trying to avoid the grandma-effect – that sense when you walk into a home that grandma decorated. Some of my friends would probably look at my home decorated 95% in Victorian and say that I’ve already lost that battle.
One item I have been searching for for some time was a decent towel rack for the first floor powder room. I could put up a brass one, but there’s no way I was going to put a modern Home Depot one in there. I ran into the one above a few weeks ago and considered my search over.
I had to take it off the market before someone bought it and declared it having been done by John Jelliff due to the female bust in the crest.