Mystery Object of the Month
We recently lost a member of the Arden Craft Shop Museum family. Bernie Schwab was a beloved brother, uncle, neighbor, friend, and the dedicated caretaker of the Arden Craft Shop Museum. His family graciously donated several pieces of Arden history that Bernie owned.
One of these pieces is a great example of work produced by the former Craft Shop. However, we’re unsure of its exact use. It stands on three legs and from the look of it, the top of it spins (or used to spin as the case may be). We were thinking that it would hold coals in a fireplace. We can’t be sure though.
Does anyone out there know what this piece is and what its use was? Any comments are welcome! If you are feeling shy, feel free to email us at email@example.com with your comments!
The other pieces that Bernie’s family donated will be featured in a future blog. We are very thankful that they donated these pieces to us. We dearly miss Bernie and our thoughts continue to be with his family.