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JUL
03
2015

Drexel French Provincial

By mwilcox

Drex2

This Mid 20th Century French Provincial style dining room suite is by Drexel Heritage. "French Provincial", is a simplified version of 18th Century Louis XV furniture. This style was extremely popular, produced during the turn of the 19th...

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JUL
01
2015

Jean Pouyat Porcelain Flower Pot

By mwilcox

Limpot

This flowerpot is porcelain and dates from the turn of the 19th Century. Hand painted pieces like these are generally what's referred to as "Studio Pottery", getting it's name from the fact most pottery of this type was produced by small...

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JUL
01
2015

Cased Glass Vase

By mwilcox

Cased

Cased glass of this type is often attributed to the Fenton, Phoenix or Consolidated Glass companies, but we have no reference sources to verify that for this piece. This piece though would be closest to examples by Fenton than the other two....

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JUL
01
2015

Eastlake Desk

By mwilcox

Eastdesk

This desk appears to date 1875-85 and is loosely based on the Eastlake Style, first popularized by Charles Eastlake in his book "Hints on Household Taste" in 1868. Desks like this were made right up to the 1890's, but in oak, birch or maple the...

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JUN
25
2015

Baccarat

By mwilcox

Bacbottle

Baccarat received its first royal commission in 1823. This began a lengthy line of commissions for royalty and heads of state throughout the world. In 1855 Baccarat won its first gold medal at the Worlds Fair in Paris. Baccarat first began...

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JUN
19
2015

Ignác Fischer/Zsolnay Sleigh

By mwilcox

Zolnaysleigh

This wonderful piece most certainly is a late 19th-century example by Ignác Fischer. Fischer originally trained at his father’s pottery in Tata-Tóváros, Hungary. Fischer founded his own studio at Budapest in 1864, and originally he decorated...

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JUN
17
2015

Queen Anne Revival Chairs

By mwilcox

Queenannechairs

Based on the images this set of 8 chairs are loosely based on Queen Anne furniture made in the North America during the 18th Century, generally referred to as "Queen Anne Revival". Pieces like this tend to date when the demand for furniture of...

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JUN
12
2015

Historical Plates

By mwilcox

Historically

It might seem strange, but the country that was the largest producer of pottery depicting American heroes of the Revolution, their homes and famous land marks was the one that lost the war. From the early 1800s to the 1950s, English potteries...

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JUN
10
2015

"The Universe and Doctor Einstein"

By mwilcox

Einstien

This book, "The Universe and Doctor Einstein" has been described as " an attempt - perhaps the most brilliantly successful of our time - to describe the universe as it now appears in the light of modern scientific and cosmological theory." The...

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JUN
09
2015

Chatelaine Watch

By mwilcox

Chatwatch

Watches like this were often part of a Ladie's "Chatelaine". A Chatelaine is a decorative belt hook or clasp worn at the waist with a series of chains suspended from it. Each chain is mounted with a useful household appendage such as scissors,...

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