This bar just really kills me. I have no idea of the history of it but know that it’s one of my favorite things at “Willis Wonderland”. It’s just one of those things that I catch myself staring at for longs periods of time.
I love the Dachshund breed and found this little brass bottle opener kind of hidden behind the red bubble tv you see in the pic above.
This bottle opener is being photographed on top of the bar.
Close up of the bar.
I found the bar about 25 years ago for $15. It was sitting outside of a thrift shop and was totally covered with mud. I could tell that there was mosaic tiles under it but needed sedation as I was cleaning it off as the design underneath was revealed. It actually was in perfect shape. The black mosaic top of the bar was also in perfect condition. The wood frame was very dull so I painted it all bright gold. I also added two African masks hanging on either side of it, which you can’t see in the photos.
I had that brass dachshund for at least 10 years before someone finally showed me that it was a bottle cap opener.