I looked up on Google for the meaning of this expression but I didn't succeed. Could anyone tell me the meaning of the expression "It's like furnishing a nursery with egg-shell china"? And also, if it is used nowadays? Here's the context.
The serious people who took him seriously never felt quite sure of his deportment: they were somehow aware that trusting their reputations for judgment with him was like furnishing a nursery with egg-shell china.
I saw this expression in the book The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.