December Guest Post #2
+ December Guest Post from Antique-of-the-Week Susan...
Pyramids were displayed in every home at Christmastime in the Erzgebirge region of Germany. They are a Christmas tradition, as are the suspended angels (Schwebeengel), ceiling chandeliers (Deckenleuchter), nutcrackers, smokers (Rauechermaenner), Lichterengel (angel candleholders) and Bergmaennerleuchter (miner candleholders). They were displayed in "Die Gute Stube" (The Good Room), whose door was closed throughout the week and only used on Sundays and holidays. Pyramids came in all varieties of sizes and design. This is a rather simple "temple" pyramid, ca. 1920s, from the Loessnitz area. I've combined it with ca. 1850 wooden buildings and hand carved trees, also from the Erzgebirge.
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