GRADE - NOT ACCEPTED
Not sure that I would be handling that dusty old thing and it is great that you have seen some beauty in this subject. I bet there are some good stories that could be told if only it could speak. The lighting in your image shows up the brown tones nicely. While you have lined the bottom of the image with the shelf, I find my eye keeps going to the top where the implied horizon is leaning to the left. I wonder if you removed the entire top shelf whether that would have been better. Also watch the bottom of the frame as you have just missed the end of the tassel.
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