Squirrely Crossover

Black Forest Squirrel Pincushion

Black Forest Squirrel Pincushion

A crossover in antiques implies that there will be two or more collectors interested in an antique for different reasons. This Black Forest pincushion from Martha’s Vineyard is a prime example.

First, it is a Black Forest piece, meaning it is hand-carved from the late 1800s. It was probably made for the Victorian tourist trade that visited the lakes region in Switzerland, Germany and France. Black Forest pieces are highly collectable worldwide.

Second, it’s a squirrel. Animal collectors are usually focused on their favorite type of animal. Remember when your mom collected owls and everyone gave her one for Christmas?

Third, it’s a pincushion. Antique collecting may be focused on a handicraft or trade. This would be highly collectable for someone who was interested in sewing.

Fourth, it came from Martha’s Vineyard. It has a history. In this case, the collector is looking for a treasure that will remind them of a favorite location.

Come see this little guy at our store in Springfield Missouri.

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