My Powdered Wig Fell Off and Other Barristerial Chattels

When NGE was going on about wanting to borrow my robe the other day I figured I would re-visit this post. Yes, he’s also a lawyer previously mentioned here.  An irksome thing about NGE is that he has limited insight into how he looks, anytime, let alone in Court.  I’ve yet to convince him that my gown is too short for him and the shoulder yoke/width is too narrow.  While I’m relatively tall, NGE is…

Miniature Art: Historical Detail of Lawyers Chambers

  Patience and an eye for historical detail belongs to the creator of these detailed miniatures.     The barrister’s chambers and lodgings include chattels and comforts like law books, chaise lounge or day bed, crocheted knee rug or blanket. side table, wine in wine glasses, barrister’s trunk/chest behind bed head, wall sconce, candles, candle snuffer, tankard, fireplace, framed art and so forth.   A close up of the book-case with necessary law books, journals,…

The Ordinary Woman Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

    As a lawyer you see it all … “the oily wheels of every fortune, the hideous wrangling of heirs over corpses not yet cold, the human heart grappling with the Penal Code” (BALZAC, Honoré de (1799-1850) : Le Notaire (1840). You also get your brain picked. A woman of my wisened age & dotage knows what it’s like living in a lawyer’s body … & gett’n her brain picked. Sometimes I want to…