Our employee, Isabel Hamilton, comes to us from Vergennes, Vermont where she grew up in her parents' antique shop, Stoneblock Antiques, creating a lifelong attraction to antiques and curiosities.
When our customer Randy Howland brought in his father’s heirloom straight razors from the 1920s she knew she was instantly inspired to frame these items to not only preserve them, but to enhance the aged ambience of the razors.
Each razor is its own work of art, with a mother of pearl motif and intricate details and engravings on each handle. Enscripted on the holding clasp of the leather case for each razor is a detailed etching of each day of the week. Each razor fits perfectly in a slot of an encased antiqued leather carrying case.
The razors’ leather case was in rough shape, and Isabel had to trim off a lot of detritus so that the razors and the gold lettering of the case could really shine. She also took time to polish both the leather and the razors (but not too much, she didn’t want them to look brand new!)