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Dragons and Something New

One of these wheels is top of my “if I ever win the lottery” list

Olympic Spinning Wheels

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This wheel was designed to be a commanding presence in my spinner’s living room, which has a lot of beautiful Chinese furniture.  The color of the wood and the style is made to blend with these pieces.  But that is about where the similarities end.  The wheel has a story book feel to it, as is shown in the painting of the young girl talking to a friendly dragon with a castle way in the distance. The white spots on the front leg of the frame and on the treadle are inlaid mother-of-pearl pieces. In the foreground is a lazy kate with a somewhat abstract dragon design as the base.

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The opposite side of the wheel has a painting with our friends enjoying a moment on a tiny island while a river cascades around them.  Can’t help myself – I am a sucker for water!  Resting on the treadle is…

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