Just your basic "no longer young" guy, I've learned a lot, some academically, a LOT more just by living (lol) life. --any way, relatively harmless---and at times even amusing,---- or so I've been told.
I imagine in anyone one individual's abode one has what one might call collectible antiques. It occurred to me while chatting on line with Missy , that I should blog about what might be the oldest antique in our house here. I of course consulted withe the Little Prince (LP), as he is the castle historian and keeper of all knowledge , and twas he who nominated what you see here. "A Gentlemen's Box" all the rage back in 1865-1880 London, England. In that era when a gentlemen travelled he would have his box readily available whereever he stopped over, be it at some friend's country house for the weekend or on safari, in darkest Africa. In the picture you see the box. Hand made and signed by "CRAFTON" its maker. Enclosed in the box one finds four (4) English hand cut-crystal bottles with matching stoppers. I apologize for the poor pictures but have yet to learn how to do good close ups, and make better use of the flash. The box as you can see is sitting on my dining room table, with the brocade tapestry runner---I put it there for picture taking as I thought it would show better.
In anycase its one of the antiques we got here , not counting the owner ha ha.