Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Little French Mystery, Please



This beautiful little antique was supposed to be a pencil sharpener for the dance card of a nineteenth century French lady.  However, when it arrived from my favorite brocante source... 




...the design did not appear to be that of a functional pencil sharpener.  Par exemple, it did not sharpen pencils.




So, I asked a house guest, a Dutch engineer, to have a look at it.  After manipulating it for a very few minutes, he announced that I have a cleaver candle wick trimmer.  We tried it out on several candles around the Bungalow...voila! 




I do believe the Dutchman got it.  What do you think?
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