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JUN
01
2016

Franz Xavier Bergmann (1861–1936) Bronze

By mwilcox

Franz Bergman

This "Vienna Cold Painted Bronze" is by Franz Xavier Bergman (or Franz Xavier Bergmann) (1861–1936) . 'Cold-painted bronze' refers to pieces cast in Vienna and then decorated in several layers with so-called "Dust paint", the formula for the mix...

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MAY
31
2016

Kenmore "Counrty Kitchen" Electric Range

By mwilcox

Searsstove


This stove is far newer than it first appears, it was designed to resemble 1890's cook stoves. This one was part of Sears Kenmore's "Country Kitchen" line from the late 1960's to early 70's. This model was available in both Gas and Electric...

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MAY
31
2016

Victorian Renaissance Revival style Chair

By mwilcox

Victwo

This is a pair of Victorian Renaissance Revival style chairs, Circa 1870-80. The Renaissance Revival style is often considered a reaction to the Rococo Revival, even though it was in use as early as 1850. It is characterized by an eclectic use of...

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MAY
25
2016

Values for Old Books

By mwilcox

Grant

Values for books depends a great deal on the following three things, 'Edition, Author and Condition'. The general guideline, with some exceptions of course, being that first editions of a book in very good condition by a famous Author are most...

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MAR
30
2016

Herbert E. Abrams (March 20, 1921 – August 29, 2003)

By mwilcox

Herbert E. Abrams

Herbert E. Abrams (March 20, 1921 – August 29, 2003) was an American artist. He was one of the leading portrait artists of his era known for his style of traditional realism. His works included the official White House portraits of former...

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MAR
30
2016

Earl Daniels Print

By mwilcox

Earl Danielsprint

Earl I. Daniels (1920 - 1999) was active/lived in California, Hawaii. Earl Daniels is known for landscape, coastal scene, still life. Prints like this are generally of two types, limited edition lithographs or etchings or mass produced...

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MAR
30
2016

Paper Mache Table

By mwilcox

Papermachetable

Paper mache was a popular construction material in the Victorian era. By the time Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837, there were at least 25 companies producing papier mache items.The most common pieces were smaller pieces such as trays,...

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MAR
30
2016

"Tiger Oak" Table

By mwilcox

Tigeroaktable

This table is in the American Empire style, which had it's first period of popularity 1815-30 and another at the turn of the 19th Century as "Empire Revival". This example is of the second type, "Empire Revival" type made at the turn of the 19th...

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MAR
04
2016

Wedding Chair from India

By mwilcox

Weddingchair

Throne/Wedding chairs like this were made all over India and the Middle East, most are made of local hardwoods such as mahogany, rosewood and teak. Without actually physically examining them determining the wood type is difficult, but most are...

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MAR
04
2016

Theo A Kotch Barber Chairs

By mwilcox

Koch

Theo A Koch was one of the top two producers of Barber chairs. The company was one of the first to be in the Barber supply business, established in Chicago circa 1871-72. This one, constructed with an Oak frame, dates from the turn of the 19th...

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