Archive for 2014

AUG
12
2014

Antique Risque Bronze

By mwilcox

Risky

Risqué pieces like this can be found in every period of history, many items date back to antiquity, with examples being found in early tombs and archeological excavations of most world cultural sites. Mass production of them began to appear in...

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AUG
11
2014

Antique Corner Chair

By mwilcox

Carveredcorner

Antique corner chairs of this type tend to be Continental late Victorian examples, based on the Renaissance Revival and Baroque styles. They tend to be a mix of hand and machine carving, most made circa 1880-1914. Most are either walnut or...

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AUG
09
2014

Woolworth's Sign

By mwilcox

Woolworth

This piece is a late 20th century sign for Woolworth's department stores, dating from the 1970s. Frank Winfield Woolworth opened the first Woolworth's store on February 22, 1878, in Utica, New York. The first store failed and Frank opened a new...

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AUG
07
2014

Antique Japanese Bronze Oni

By mwilcox

Oni2

This antique bronze is Japanese, dating from about 1890. It depicts a type of Japanese devil called an "Oni." The Oni are the "Resident Evils" of Japanese folklore, often described as ogres, trolls, demons, or devils. They appear in a variety of...

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AUG
07
2014

Antiques, Vintage or Collectibles?

By mwilcox

Coketarzan

The word antique has almost become generic term for anything grandma or grandpa owned. "Vintage" covers anything older than its owner and "collectibles" has been used to describe just about anything else. Truth be told the term "antique" should...

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AUG
02
2014

Meriden Silverplate

By mwilcox

Meriden

This tea set 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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JUL
23
2014

Art Deco Plaster/Chalkware Diana

By mwilcox

Diana

Art Deco pieces like this date from the mid 1930s through the late 1940s. Most tend to be pottery or porcelain, with plaster/chalkware examples being unusual. Chalkware is a term used for sculpted and painted plaster figurines. Specifically, it...

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JUL
21
2014

Stow Davis Swivel Chair

By mwilcox

Stow

Based on the images and marking this Stow Davis chair could date anywhere from 1914 to the 1930s, but examples in this style were largely out of vogue by the 1920s. Stow Davis began operations as a producer of kitchen and dining extension tables,...

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JUL
18
2014

Pop Up Bar Cabinet

By mwilcox

Bar

"Pop up" bar cabinets of this type were made in a wide variety of styles from Pilgrim to Art Deco. This particular example, in the form of a lowboy dresser is a mix of William & Mary and Chippendale styles, but was made during the second...

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JUL
17
2014

COMEDIAN MIKE MEYERS PAINTS PORTRAITS OF COLONEL SANDERS

By judith

Mikemeyerspainting

July 17, 2014

If you've been wondering about the whereabouts of Mike Meyers, Canadian-born comedian and actor who starred in the Austin Powers, Shrek and Wayne's World films, he's been in his New York studio, painting. And his favorite subject:...

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