Archive for 2014

OCT
31
2014

Antique Wicker and Values

By mwilcox

Wickercake

Antique Wicker like this tends to date from the turn of the 19th Century through the 1920's. Wicker furniture dates all the way back to ancient Egypt, Circa 3000 BC, with examples being discovered in tombs by Archaeologists. Wicker was a major...

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OCT
28
2014

"Antique" does not alway mean great value

By mwilcox

Windsorprimitive

This rough looking antique is a very rustic Windsor chair, most like this piece are actually English and not American. These often look like “Married pieces”, the mating of two or three broken chairs made into one functional chair. "Married...

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OCT
24
2014

Values for Antique Powder Horns

By mwilcox

Powder2

This piece is a genuine antique late eighteenth to early nineteenth Century period powder horn, their original owners often incised initials, hunting scenes, names, names, dates and portraits to individualize them. It should also be noted that a...

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OCT
21
2014

Antique Electric Heater

By mwilcox

Antique Electric Heaters

Antique items like these sometimes confuse collectors as to what they really are. These are examples of antique decorative electric heaters. Most heaters of this type date from the early years of the 20th century , circa 1910. The one pictured in...

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OCT
20
2014

Antique Ernst Wahliss Vase

By mwilcox

Wallvase

Based on the marking, this fantastic antique vase is Austrian, the marking on it was used by the Alexandra Porcelain Works of Ernst Wahliss from 1897 to about 1906. Like a great many Austrian potteries of the time they produced pieces in the then...

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OCT
18
2014

Antique Carved Box

By mwilcox

Bibbox

Antique carved boxes of this type tend to be Continental examples rather than North American, this one is constructed of oak and is English. In some cases they were made as wedding gifts, the date indicating the marriage, initials indicating...

Tags : English, carved, and Bible Box
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OCT
17
2014

Antique Double Barrel Shot Gun

By mwilcox

Davgun

Based on the patent date and other markings, this antique double barrel 12 gauge shot gun was made during the late 19th century by the W.H. Davenport Arms Company. Davenport was in business from about 1878 to 1910. W.H. Davenport was located at...

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OCT
16
2014

Antique Chocolate Set

By mwilcox

Chocset

Based on the images, at first glance this appears to be a pretty typical turn of the 19th Century Antique Chocolate set made, circa 1890-1910. Chocolate sets of this type were primarily produced in Austria, Germany and Limoges, France, the makers...

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OCT
14
2014

"The End of the Trail" Bronze

By mwilcox

Trailend

The original that this bronze is based on, "The End of the Trail" was created by James Earle Fraser (1876-1953) in plaster for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco, California. James Earle Fraser grew up on the...

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OCT
09
2014

Antique Silver Plated Teasets

By mwilcox

Teaset Meriden

This teaset is by the the Meriden Britannia Company, it's silver plated and dates from the late 19th Century. It has a numerical marking of "1830", but this does not indicate the date, it's the model/design number. The Meriden Britannia Company...

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