Gay, Straight, or Something Else?: Fancy Robot Bed

"The four figures at the corners represent women of France, Spain, Italy and Greece. With clever mechanisms, the statues were able to wink and wave fans and fly whisks." Source

Can't nail this one down. Only a lonely straight guy could brainstorm the idea of getting fanned to sleep by nude, winking, robot ladies. But there's also an over-the-top fabulousness to the execution, what with all that rococo trim and a "music box that played a thirty minute interlude from Gounod's Faust."

--Straight Guy


Straight in Upstate said...

Oh SG, you left out the best part - it's from 1883 & built for a rich dude. So many threads: straight guys have always been obsessed; rich guys can never have too many women, real or robotic (yeah, Tiger, we're talking about you); for every rich dude, there's a poorer craftsman ready to make some coin off his obsession.

Dorn said...

Sorry y'all, the sheer fact that it is a luxurious antique makes it not straight. Plus wouldn't it be a great tongue-in-cheek addition to a fabulous mansion?

straight said...

But it was new once. New = straight; antique = gay. Plus, what are robotic nude ladies? G-A-D-G-E-T-S. I rest my case.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

This one certainly is a puzzler-one of those that are likely to give me a headache later because I'll ponder it for much longer than I would like to admit.

j.m. neeb said...

I think you make an excellent case for it being straight... but I still don't know.

I have to agree with Oddyoddyo13 that I'll be contemplating it long after finshing this comment.

kathryn said...

Okay...seriously? This has to be a one-of-a-kind sitting in some museum.

If it existed today, the owner (probably a SG, I'm guessing) would eventually send at least 2 of them in for breast enhancement...and heaven knows what else.

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