Archive for 2014

AUG
25
2014

Reproduction Rococo Settee

By mwilcox

Reprosettee

This settee is a 1980s reproduction, in what's referred to as "Victorian Revival style," the style getting its name from the fact that these pieces are designed to resemble Victorian pieces made from 1837-1901. This one copies “Rococo Revival”...

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AUG
25
2014

Antique Victorian Bed

By mwilcox

Walnutbed

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

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AUG
25
2014

Nazi Era Silver Spoons

By mwilcox

Nazispoons

This set of spoons is a World War II era example by Wellner. Wellner is a well known company which was a favorite maker of silverware for Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goring, and other leaders of the Nazi party. Pieces made for the use of high ranking...

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AUG
24
2014

Antique Spenser Octant

By mwilcox

Octant2

Octants, like sextants, were used for ship navigation and were made in very large numbers. The basic design of them was standardized, with many manufacturers using the identical frame style and components; nearly always wood and ivory. They were...

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AUG
21
2014

Japanese Ivory Chess Set

By mwilcox

Japchess

Japanese chess sets like this one are not antiques and quite modern as these things go, the quality of this set is not the best, but it is genuine ivory. The carved ivory pieces in this set are marked “Made in Japan,” which generally dates them...

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AUG
20
2014

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES MAKE FINE INVESTMENTS

By judith

Wine

August 20, 2014

For decades, luxury collectibles were just that - collectibles. Now, a new survey indicates that luxury collectibles are growing in popularity as investments. Well-heeled shoppers are betting that rare Chinese dynasty bowls and...

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AUG
20
2014

Reproduction of an Antique Marquetry Desk

By mwilcox

Marquetrydesk

While this has the appearance of a genuine antique drop front desk, it is far from it, and it most likely it does not predate World War II. Most desks like this are fairly recent items originating in Italy and sold in high end boutiques and...

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AUG
18
2014

Antique Chinese Vase lamps

By mwilcox

Cracklevaselamps

Based on the image and the marking this pair of antique lamps are conversions, the “crackle glaze” type vases themselves are Chinese and date from the late 19th century. Vases like this were made for the export market, and while they were not...

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AUG
18
2014

Antique Empire Dresser

By mwilcox

Empiredresser

Based on the above image this is an Antique Empire style dresser of a type popular circa 1825. Most like this are simplified versions, made by rural cabinet makers, of more elaborate examples made in larger urban settings like Boston or New...

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AUG
15
2014

Antique Johnson Brothers Platter?

By mwilcox

Johnsonbrosplatter

Based on the image, this platter is fairly modern as these things go, but misses out on the antique category. We know this by the marking. The Johnson crown marking of this type was used by Johnson Bros. from 1913 onward, with this piece in the...

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