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JUN
08
2015

Damascene

By mwilcox

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These cigarette cases are examples of Japanese "Damascene", a form of design inlaying precious metals such as silver and gold on iron. In Japan, damascene was frequently used to decorate the hilts of weapons. It achieved great popularity in Kyoto...

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JUN
05
2015

"Antique" Chippendale Chairs

By mwilcox

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These mahogany chairs are in the Chippedale style, are not the genuine item, but are genuine antiques. Chairs of this type are in what's called the "Colonial Revival" style. Colonial Revival pieces are reproductions of the original American...

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JUN
03
2015

French Gothic Chair

By mwilcox

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Gothic Style chairs of this type are extraordinarily difficult to evaluate from images, as chairs in this style have had several revivals in popularity. Most examples of this type are 19th Century Continental pieces originating from Italy or...

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JUN
02
2015

Pembroke Table

By mwilcox

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Based on the images this drop leaf "Pembroke Table" is in what's referred to as the “Colonial Revival” style. Because of its resemblance to genuine 18th Century antique pieces, Colonial Revival style furniture often appears far older than what it...

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MAY
23
2015

Antique Western Saddles

By mwilcox

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Values for antique saddles depends a great deal on the maker, level of decoration, provenance and current condition. Unmarked saddles are very difficult to identify to a specific maker, in such cases things such condition, quality of construction...

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MAY
15
2015

Oak Empire Revival Table

By mwilcox

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This Oak table is in the “Empire Revival” style. Empire Revival furniture are turn of the 19th Century reproductions of original American Empire period pieces made 1815-35, primarily patterned after designs from John Hall's 1840 book "The Cabinet...

Tags : auction, sell, Oak, Empire, and John Hall
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MAY
14
2015

A TALE OF TREASURE AND DOING THE RIGHT THING

By judith

May 14, 2005

Those of us who scour the countryside every weekend looking for that great find, know that many amazing discoveries are still out there. I once attended a church lawn sale and found a brooch that consisted of a fish with a jewel in...

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MAY
13
2015

Vintage Fridges

By mwilcox

Fridge

This Vintage Fridge dates Circa 1935. Collectors of Vintage refrigerators are a very small group, the main market being Decorators designing 1920's-30's period Retro Style kitchens, in which case they use fully restored examples. A great many...

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MAY
09
2015

Reproduction Rococo Furniture

By mwilcox

Rocococopy

Based on the images, this piece is in the Rococo Revival style, but is not a Victorian period original. It's in what's sometimes called “Victorian Revival”, pieces that are designed after Victorian originals, but made at a later date. Rococo...

Tags : auction, Victorian, sell, and rococo
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MAY
06
2015

Antique Tiles

By mwilcox

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Ceramic tiles can date back to Ancient Greece and Egypt and can be found as decorative items in most every major culture in the world. Up until the mid 19th Century most were hand made and decorated, hand made tiles are still available, but the...

Tags : auction, sell, antique, Minton, and Tiles
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