Archive for October 2015

OCT
28
2015

Poor Man's Oak Furniture

By mwilcox

Fake Oak

Washstands like this one were sometimes called "Poor Man's Oak", because the Oak wood grain is a faux finish, stencilled on cheaper light colored hardwood such as maple, basswood or birch. If in good condition, the oak graining on them can be...

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OCT
20
2015

Stacking Bookcases

By mwilcox

Globebookcase

This modular bookcase was made by the Globe-Wernicke Company, which was formed as a result of the Cincinnati based Globe Files Company (est. in 1882) purchasing the Minneapolis based Wernicke Company in 1899. The company is best known for their...

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OCT
20
2015

Parzinger

By mwilcox

Parztable

This table was designed by Tommi Anton Parzinger (1903–1981) . Parzinger was a German furniture designer and painter, born in Munich in 1903. He later moved to New York in 1932, starting his first company in 1939, his works were collected by...

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OCT
20
2015

Typewriters?

By mwilcox

Oldtypewriter

One of the things we often have come across our desk are typewriters, while they appear ancient compared to the modern technology we now use everyday, very few can be considered valuable antiques. Most, like the one pictured tend to date...

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