Archive for 2014

DEC
31
2014

Sterling Silver Hermes Pen

By mwilcox

Hermespen

High end silver and gold pens like these two by Tiffany and Hermes are highly collectible items. Hermes is of course a very well known French high fashion house, they specializes in a wide variety of products, from clothing to perfume. The pens...

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DEC
28
2014

Caterpillar Brass Paper Clip

By mwilcox

Paperclip2

Based on the images this piece post dates 1925. Research on the “THE HUBBARD-FLOYD CO.” company shows that they were a heavy machinery company located in Brooklyn, NY at Sedgewick Ave and 167th Street , circa 1921-30. The company whose stamp is...

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DEC
27
2014

Antique Pattern Makers Mold

By mwilcox

Woodmold

This is what's called a “Pattern maker's mold”. The Molding process for casting metal parts began with making a hand carved wooden mold of the exact size needed, these wooden molds were then used to cast molds of materials capable of with...

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DEC
23
2014

Antique Rococo Revival Style Bed

By mwilcox

Rococobed

This antique bed is a Victorian Rococo Revival style example, made circa 1870. These were primarily produced in the Northeast USA and Southern Ontario, Canada. Beds like this were generally part of a larger bedroom set that would have included a...

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DEC
17
2014

Antique Franklin "Car Mascot"

By mwilcox

Franklinmascot2

Car "Mascots" like this one were actually functional items, originally they were a fancy cap for a car's radiator. This one dates from the 1920's, but unlike other cars of the period it was only mounted on the hood for show, as the car it was...

Tags : auction, sell, Mascot, Franklin, and 1925
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DEC
16
2014

"Silver" Trinket Box

By mwilcox

Silverplatetrinket

We often get request for items our clients believe to be "Solid" or "Sterling Silver", but like this early 20th Century trinket box pictured above are not. Generally a lacking of any markings on a piece like this one is a good indicator it's very...

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DEC
11
2014

Tommi Anton Parzinger Sconces

By mwilcox

Tommisconce

This pair of Circa 1955 silver plated wall sconces are by Tommi Anton Parzinger (1903–1981). Parzinger was a German furniture designer and painter who was born in Munich, moving to New York in 1932. Tommi started his first company in 1939, by...

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DEC
08
2014

Federal Style Dresser

By mwilcox

Revivaldresser

Dressers of this type are in what's called the "Federal Revival" style. Federal Revival pieces are reproductions of the original American Federal items originally produced from1780-1820. The Federal Revival style became popular after the first...

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DEC
04
2014

French Provincial Style

By mwilcox

Pro4

The style of this suite is what's referred to as "French Provincial", a simplified version of 18th Century Louis XV furniture. This style was extremely popular, produced during the turn of the 19th Century, the 1930's and again in the 1960's. The...

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DEC
03
2014

Antique Kidney Shaped Desks

By mwilcox

Kidneydesk

Antique Kidney shaped desks can date back to the 18th Century, but most we see today seldom predate the 1900 when mass production techniques brought down the price of what used to be custom made furniture. Based on the images this one is a 20th...

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