August 1, 2020
This month we have a gorgeous Art Nouveau figural lamp as our featured product. Made by Julien Cuassé, who was active from 1890 until his death in 1914, this is an example of his mixed media work that allowed his bronze sculptures to be used for practical purposes; he made a number of lamps and clocks. Born in France 1869, Caussé was the son of a sculptor, but studied with Alexandre Falguière, one of the sculptors of the statue of the Marquis de Lafayette that’s in Lafayette Square in Washington, DC. Caussé’s pieces were exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he received a 3rd class medal in 1893 and honorable mentions in other years. He also took part in the 1900 Paris Exhibition. We think you’ll agree this special lamp will be a beautiful addition to someone’s home. Just imagine how it will look with lightbulbs! (We’ll try to post a picture on Facebook soon showing it lit.)
Usually at this time of year our newsletter is filled with information about the Bluemont Fair, but due to its cancellation this year, instead we’re sharing a photo of the quarantine t-shirt that’s replacing the Fair as a fundraiser for the Bluemont Citizens Association. Orders are due by the 15th and can either be picked up at the Community Center or can be mailed to you. Shirts are also available in gray and pink (ladies style/sizes only) using the form at the following link: http://www.bluemontfair.org/announce/quarantine-2020-non-fair-commemorative-t-shirts/.
Finally, we will be closed on Saturday, August 15th, and hope this does not cause you an inconvenience. We’ll reopen at 10 A.M. on Monday, August 17th.
Hope you’re having a good summer!
Lynne & Bob McCann