A new array of brushes today, from primitive to super refined, and with a little Danish modern duck thrown in. The gorgeous blonde brush at far left with fine turned wooden handle dates to the 19th century, I believe, and I think is a barber’s brush, or specifically a neck brush; with super soft horsehair bristles, it would indeed feel fantastic brushing hair off one’s neck after a haircut! The other really unique one is the primitive whisk-type brush or hand broom at the right, which may be about as old. I think the construction is amazing, with some of the bristles (horsehair again I think, though much coarser) running horizontally along the handle, and then turning the corner to come down vertically, where they are joined by many more attached via wire wrapped around the handle. The patterns and textures of wire, wood, string and bristles make this feel as much a sculpture as a functional object, and a really satisfying and substantial one at that! Just fantastic. The two other simpler brushes I just really like for their lines and patinas, and the duck for its terrific elongated form with perfect dynamic between pointy long beak and tail. All up in the shop with more photos and details. Clockwise: $48, $18, $48, $38, $20.