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30
2015

Federal Revival Games Table

By mwilcox

Sheratongamestable

Based on the images this piece is in the Federal Revival Style. Federal Revival pieces are reproductions of the original American Federal items first produced from 1780-1830. This one is a nice 1920's reproduction in the "Sherton Style", named...

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30
2015

Paine Furniture Chippendale Mirror

By mwilcox

Painemirror

Based on the images this mirror appears to be Mahogany and is in the Colonial Revival Style. It's based on the designs of the famous English Cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, whose design book titled 'The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director'...

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SEP
15
2015

James Hadley and Royal Worcester Figures

By mwilcox

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The Worcester factory always prided itself on its quality Porcelain. It received a Royal warrant in 1789, and is still currently by appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. At its height, the firm employed nearly 1,000 people, but after its...

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15
2015

Chuck Oberstein Clowns

By mwilcox

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Chuck Oberstein (1935-2002) was an American painter, best known for his paintings of clowns. Chuck was born in East Los Angeles, but he painted in Europe for years. He worked in both oil and acrylic, and used live models including many family...

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15
2015

Labels tell a Tale

By mwilcox

Antarenni

Labels on items can tell us a lot regarding dates of production and can be a great help determining if one is looking at an older item or a later reproduction or " In the Style of " item . Such is the case with these chairs, they look like 1920's...

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01
2015

Chinese Brush Pot

By mwilcox

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Cylindrical Oriental vases of this type are generally "Brush Pots", used as part of a writing set for Japanese and Chinese handwritten script. This one appears to be porcelain, but they were also made from bone, ivory, pottery and Jade. Values...

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01
2015

Oriental Silk Paintings

By mwilcox

Silkpainting

While not mass produced in the modern sense of the term, Oriental silk paintings of this type were made in very large numbers for export to the West since the turn of the 19th Century. Most have the Artist's signature in the form of what's called...

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01
2015

Chief Wolf Robe

By mwilcox


Chief

Without a provenance or artist's signature pieces like this are difficult to verify an origin for. This one is similar in design to those painted by William McKendree Snyder (AMERICAN, 1849-1930) of Cheyenne Indian Chief Wolf Robe, but the...

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01
2015

Salviati & Co

By mwilcox

Sal

The company that made this piece, Salviati & Co was founded in 1859 in Murano, Venice, Italy, by Dr Antonio Salviati, Enrico Podio, and Lorenzo Radi. In 1883 it was purchased by the Barovier family, but continued under the name Salviati &...

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31
2015

1930's Vanity

By mwilcox

Deco

Vanities like this tend to be a mix of styles, which makes them appear to be much older than they really are. Examples like this one tend to be European Imports and date from the 1930's. Most are a mix of the Art Deco style, then at the peak of...

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