This pair of antique bookends has a beautiful and sentimental appeal that will add richness and warmth to your collection.
We think these make a great gift for the expecting mother and make a wonderful addition to any nursery decor.
As you can see, each of the substantial bookends is adorned with a "bronzed" baby bootie.
"Bronzing" is a technique that involves applying a bronze-like surface to an otherwise non-bronze item, like baby shoes.
Sometimes a layer of heavy copper is applied to the surface to produce a very bronze-like appearance.
You will notice that these little boots are absolutely classic; the shoe-laces are even tied into a bow.
The pedestal on which each shoe sits has been given a "bronzed" finish, and features an elegant combination of scrolling at the top with a gadrooned panel around the bottom.
The capital letter "R" has been engraved into the front of each bookend in Old-English script.
You will see a bit of age expected wear to each piece including some minor spots of verdigris, darkening, and some tiny flea-bite scratches here and there.
Overall, this charming set of bookends remains in good antique condition overall.
Measurements: Each bookend measures 6 7/8" long, 3 1/4" wide and 3 3/4" tall, Booties are approximately 4 1/4" long and 2 3/4" tall, (42 .3 oz, each) Total Weight: 84.6 oz, (5 lbs., 5 oz)