Wednesday, July 7, 2010
1stdibs makes me happy, if it was a real place I would plop down and refuse to leave. Anyways! Came across this beauty. I enjoyed the write up as well:
"Rare antique store fitting from England advertising "Golden Fleece Margarine" with a black slate work surface, white carrera marble surround and a painted fruitwood base...Here is an interesting fact for you: In 1869 Emperor Louis Napoleon III of France offered a prize to anyone who could make a satisfactory substitute for butter, suitable for use by the armed forces and the lower classes. French chemist Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés invented a substance he called oleomargarine, the name was later shortened to the trade name "Margarine"."
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