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MAR
04
2016

Drexel Hertiage Furniture

By mwilcox

Drexfed

The style of this cabinet is what's referred to as "the Federal Revival Style". This style was extremely popular, produced during the turn of the 19th Century, the 1930's and again in the 1950's. Furniture of this style was produced by nearly...

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MAR
04
2016

Salt Glazed Crock

By mwilcox

Edmundscrock

This two-gallon crock is an example of mid-19th-century salt-glazed stoneware. Salt glazing is a process where pots are fired with sodium vapors and salt is inserted into the kiln at 2,000 degrees, releasing sodium, which acts as a flux on the...

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FEB
05
2016

French Vintner's Table

By mwilcox

Vintnerstable

Tables like these tend to be difficult to date without actually physically examining them, as the design dates back to the 1700's and has been in constant reproduction since the late 19th Century. This one is a 19th Century French "Vintner's...

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FEB
05
2016

Ed Roos Cedar Chests

By mwilcox

Roos2

The Roos Cedar Chest factory was established in 1918, in Forest Park, Ill. a suburb of Chicago. By 1928 their brick building on Harrison Street exceeded 85,000 square feet. It was at one time the largest industrial concern in Forest Park,...

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JAN
19
2016

Joerns Brothers Furniture

By mwilcox

Joerns Bros

This suite dates from the second quarter of the 20th century, based on what I can see the veneers are crotch cut and burled walnut on maple cases. The company that made it was founded in 1889 in St. Paul, Minnesota as Joerns Brothers Furniture by...

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JAN
18
2016

Lincoln Rockers

By mwilcox

Lincrocker

This rocker dates from the third quarter of the 19th Century, generically called a "Lincoln Rocker" after the fact President Lincoln was shot while sitting on one very much like it watching a play at Ford's Theater in 1865. The original Lincoln...

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JAN
15
2016

Salterini Wrought Iron Table and Chairs

By mwilcox

Salterini

John B. Salterini emigrated from Italy and from 1928 to 1953 he made very high quality outdoor furniture. "French Provincial" is the original factory name of this pattern, one of many produced by Salterini.

During the post-World War II housing...

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JAN
15
2016

Archie Gunn Illustrations

By mwilcox

Archie

As far as I can tell this does look like original art by Archie Gunn (1863-1930) that would have been submitted for potential clients, but artwork like this still would require a physical examination to verify that. Archie Gunn was best known for...

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JAN
15
2016

Marx Strealiner Train Sets

By mwilcox

Marx

In 1934 the Louis Marx and Company introduced a new line of Streamliners that were completely new and original to the Marx line. Now in ownership of the Girard facility, the Marx toy company would begin focusing it's attention on contemporary...

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JAN
15
2016

Tole Chandelier

By mwilcox

Tole

Based on the images this piece is not really an Antique, it most likely dates from the second quarter of the 20th Century and is what's called a “Tole Chandelier”. Tole is a form of paint decorated metal, hand painted or stenciled, it's usually...

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