Values for antique Barber chairs like this one peaked about the same time Baby Boomers stopped rushing out to buy Victorian furniture and decorating items . The trend for Victorian furniture peaked in the early 1990's after a huge run up during...Continue Reading
October 31, 2013
The end of life has a profound effect on every family, and some of the business afterwards can be challenging. Disposing of a relative's possessions can be a dicey affair, long and drawn out, with much difficulty and hard...Continue Reading
I love the look of old radios, in fact I've had a couple stored away for years because I can't bear to discard the great looking cabinets, even though the radio's themselves are shot. The one pictured here is a Zenith console radio is a model...Continue Reading
Parian ware is a type of unglazed porcelain that resembles white marble, first becoming popular during the mid 19th Century. While it's generally considered to a product of a number of English firms such as Minton's , Wedgwood or Copeland's, it...
October 28, 2013
So, when did a lovely Celtic harvest festival cum Christian homage to the dearly departed become the rollicking excuse for the wild party we call Halloween today? And when did the accoutrements of the most fun you can have...Continue Reading
October 24, 2013
The violin played by bandleader Wallace Henry Hartley as the Titanic sank sold at an English auction house for more than 1.7 million dollars last week. Henry Aldridge & Son auction house sold the violin for the highest...Continue Reading
Artist Frances Hook has been sometimes called “the Berta Hummel of America” for the sculptures based on her drawings of children at play in everyday activities. Hook was born in Ambler, PA, Hook's favorite subjects, children in natural settings,...Continue Reading
October 22, 2013
Clarice Cliff was arguably the most important pottery designer of the 20th century. She was born in 1899 in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, England, the fourth of eight children. From an early age she was proficient in art. At the age...Continue Reading
Turner Wall Art was made by the Turner Manufacturing Company. The company was based in Chicago and produced a wide variety of modestly priced decorative items until they went out of business in the the 1970's . They were best known for their...
René Jules Lalique (1860-1945) was a renowned glass designer, recognized as one of the world's greatest glass makers and jewelry designers in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. Today he is best known for his Art Deco style glassware made during...