Yesterday I thought I had finally stumped you with the French Antique Guessing Game.
Doubting myself I started to question what I had heard.. maybe the guessing game item wasn't what they antique dealer told me, or maybe I heard it wrong? Maybe it was a gout stool like several of you suggested. French Husband reassured me that the antique dealer did indeed say what I thought he said.
It isn't a gout stool.
"This is a pedestal used at the French Gallows. The condemned person would stand on it, the hangman would pull a pin and the top would flip, letting the condemned person slide off and hang from the rope."
Though it isn't the right answer it is one of a very spooky original and creative response.
(Send me your address Ed and I will send you a prize for your response.)
The correct answer has to do with roses... or flowers in general.
It isn't an antique boot scraper.
It isn't a chestnut roasting pan.
It isn't an antique foot warmer.
Nor a drying rack, a strainer or a grater.
Good guesses, but not the prize.
It is something that one uses in the garden.
If you are a gardener you know how your knees can become sore from kneeling. Especially when it is in between a kneel to a standing position.
Photo Source Gardener's Supply.
Some of us use knee pads or garden kneelers.
An 1800s French antique Garden Kneeler,
Flexible to allow one to bend forward or back without tipping over.
Mesh wire for support and comfort.
Pretty and practical, because all Vicky Victorian things are.
Hard to find.
"... A seat to use in the garden when picking flowers..."
Please 24/7 send me your address so I can send you a prize.
Thank you for your guesses!