Short chain, called a “whimsy,” early 1900s, hand-carved from a single block of wood, American. There is a small wooden ball carved inside the larger wooden ball.
The items in Oglander’s collection are marked by the lives they have led. Damage and wear, Oglander explains, are part of the object’s story, adding to their beauty. We hope this piece will be a welcome addition to your collection.
Eric Oglander (b. 1987; Nashville) is an artist and collector based in Brooklyn, NY. His current collecting project, “Tihngs” is a visual compendium and retail catalogue, based on Instagram, focusing on found objects and artworks from the 19th and 20th centuries.