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Old 10-16-2016, 02:54 AM
PatrickLondon PatrickLondon is offline
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I'd go with the idea of it being something to with textiles or yarn. Possibly something you would drape a skein of wool over for one person to hold (with the "finials") while someone else drew off the wool to wind it into a ball? Rather a fancy way to do what can be done with someone's bare hands, or just two chairs back to back without anyone holding the wool, but maybe some proud husband said "Look what I've made out of that old [piece of unwanted furniture]!" and a wife humoured him..........