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SOLD - Vintage bookends, carved wavy dark wood with antique rust-detail tridents sticking up from bases, manly & nautical stylish home decor

SOLD - Vintage bookends, carved wavy dark wood with antique rust-detail tridents sticking up from bases, manly & nautical stylish home decor

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
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Description

There are no other bookends like these.

At least, I've never seen any. The wood is carved from naturally wavy dark pieces that look like driftwood, with the rings of the tree branches or trunks shown on top in such a cool and completely authentic design, a detail from nature you can't replicate. I just love this.

Not to mention the tridents that stick up out of the bottom! They are old, that's for sure, though I'm not aware of the exact date these trident heads were put together with the wood and melded into these fascinating, unique figures. I put them as from the 1950s because I know they are from the 1900s, and that is the average decade, straight in the middle.

So really, I have no idea, but I know they are vintage and antique, and I know that they are beautiful. They could be added to any home with a nautical bent, or put in an office library with old leather chairs and towering bookcases and authentic literary decor. I can see it now!

They also have a hard quality to them that makes them dark and dangerous looking, which could appeal to many men out there for sure. I see these in so many different homes and rooms that they truly are adaptable and would add much to the decor of any place they may end up.

And maybe they'll end up with you! :)
There are no other bookends like these.

At least, I've never seen any. The wood is carved from naturally wavy dark pieces that look like driftwood, with the rings of the tree branches or trunks shown on top in such a cool and completely authentic design, a detail from nature you can't replicate. I just love this.

Not to mention the tridents that stick up out of the bottom! They are old, that's for sure, though I'm not aware of the exact date these trident heads were put together with the wood and melded into these fascinating, unique figures. I put them as from the 1950s because I know they are from the 1900s, and that is the average decade, straight in the middle.

So really, I have no idea, but I know they are vintage and antique, and I know that they are beautiful. They could be added to any home with a nautical bent, or put in an office library with old leather chairs and towering bookcases and authentic literary decor. I can see it now!

They also have a hard quality to them that makes them dark and dangerous looking, which could appeal to many men out there for sure. I see these in so many different homes and rooms that they truly are adaptable and would add much to the decor of any place they may end up.

And maybe they'll end up with you! :)

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

Others sit in my library, in built-in authentic 1800s wooden and glass-door library shelves that line the walls in a secluded room in a historic home on the shore. With vintage, warm lamplights over the tiny marble fireplace, the library's windows catch plenty of sunlight--the books are in good homes and will arrive undamaged.
If the book comes later than expected this does not mean it was sent late. Every book is sent within 1-3 business days, unless one of the days is a Sunday, then it could be an extra day. This applies to International orders as well, but they might take longer to get to you than in-country orders. If there is a problem, please bring it up with UPS or see Etsy's policies.
I am more than willing to hunt down a specific book for you. This can take time, however, and would be a matter of personal back-and-forth on the site so you would have to keep in contact. There is no guarantee. I'm good at finding things however, and if I cannot find it to sell to you myself I will direct you to where I can find it online, if I can.

Important to note, however, that I may have it in my holdings already so it ALWAYS helps to check in with me. Listings come up continually, and it may just be waiting here to get processed and put up.
Contact me directly via the site and I will do my absolute best to help correct it. There should be no problems.
Always willing to make new friends and take on new jobs or opportunities -- this business does not stop me from working a full or part time job, and I am currently looking, so please contact me! Dempseylynch@gmail.com. I am definitely interested in talking with you and love meeting new people (especially book lovers of course).
Sure! Although the books are priced the way they are and are worth that amount based on a lot of factors (condition compared to others available online, if there are any available online or if it is the only one, age and whether it is signed or special in some way, etc.) I am always willing to hear you out as to why you think the books price is off, and work with you as best I can. I cannot guarantee the price will change, that is bad for my business, but I will listen to you. Don't be afraid to reach out. The worst that can happen is I will say no.

I put the reasons behind my pricing method for each item at the end of the listing so check that out if you're curious too :)

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