Archive for April 2015

APR
30
2015

Mohlhenrich Sideboard

By mwilcox

Mollerich

Furniture made during the late 1920's through 30's is often a mixture of styles, Queen Anne to late 18th Century Georgian with a dash of Art Deco , in the case of this one William & Mary and Federal in a Deco form. This particular piece has a...

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APR
29
2015

Painted Georgian Style Cabinet

By mwilcox

Painted Georgian

Painted cabinets like this tend to date from the second quarter of the 20th Century and are often a mix of 18th to early 19th Century styles. This one is loosely based on the Hepplewhite style, which was originally popular during the late 18th...

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APR
24
2015

Antique Spelter Bust

By mwilcox

Spelterbust

This piece is is in the Art Nouveau style that was all the rage from the 1890's through to World War One (1914). Busts of this type produced in France and Austria during this period were made in pottery, porcelain, bronze and “Spelter”. The upper...

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APR
24
2015

Nostalgia & Values for Collectibles and Antiques

By mwilcox

Superman2

Often what can drive values up is pure nostalgia, the most modern occurrence appeared in the 1980's as nostalgic Baby Boomers came into their "Productive Years" and bought up the memories of their childhood. Things like Coke machines, Lone Ranger...

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APR
21
2015

"Moser Style" Glass

By mwilcox

Moserstyle

Vases like these are often attributed to Moser, as Moser was the best known maker of glass of this type. Truth be told Moser was just one of many glass-makers producing gold and enamel glassware like this.  Glassware of this type is often...

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APR
17
2015

1915 Red Cross Plate

By mwilcox

Redcrossplate2

Rosenthal porcelain was founded in 1879 in Schloss (castle) Erkersreuth, Upper Franconia, Bavaria as the Porzellanfabrik Phillip Rosenthal & Co.  Rosenthal has survived two World Wars and a Great Depression and continues today to produce...

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APR
15
2015

Antique Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machines

By mwilcox

Wheeler

Wheeler & Wilson treadle sewing machines were one of the first domestic labor saving devices to be mass produced in the modern sense of the term. They were such a breakthrough that every family that could afford one, bought one. This company...

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APR
10
2015

Antique Patent Platfrom Rocker

By mwilcox

Platform1

Platform Rockers like this are often called “Patent Furniture” because quite often components or designs were protected from reproduction by other furniture makers by the original designer applying for patent protection. Platform rockers like...

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APR
09
2015

Novelty Giant Nutcracker

By mwilcox

Nuts

This giant Christmas Nutcracker was made by Volkmar Matthes. Matthes was originally from the Erzgebirge region in Soviet-controlled East Germany, but moved to West Germany, near Stuttgart. He produced items based on nutcrackers, such as bar...

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APR
07
2015

Cheap Japanese Bookends? Maybe Not.

By mwilcox

Turkeybook

Many Collectors tend specialize over time, choosing to filter down to items that are unusual and spur the hunt. One such item are Rookwood bookends and paperweights. They often sell unidentified for far less than they are worth because they often...

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