Archive for June 2015

JUN
25
2015

Baccarat

By mwilcox

Bacbottle

Baccarat received its first royal commission in 1823. This began a lengthy line of commissions for royalty and heads of state throughout the world. In 1855 Baccarat won its first gold medal at the Worlds Fair in Paris. Baccarat first began...

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JUN
19
2015

Ignác Fischer/Zsolnay Sleigh

By mwilcox

Zolnaysleigh

This wonderful piece most certainly is a late 19th-century example by Ignác Fischer. Fischer originally trained at his father’s pottery in Tata-Tóváros, Hungary. Fischer founded his own studio at Budapest in 1864, and originally he decorated...

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JUN
17
2015

Queen Anne Revival Chairs

By mwilcox

Queenannechairs

Based on the images this set of 8 chairs are loosely based on Queen Anne furniture made in the North America during the 18th Century, generally referred to as "Queen Anne Revival". Pieces like this tend to date when the demand for furniture of...

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JUN
12
2015

Historical Plates

By mwilcox

Historically

It might seem strange, but the country that was the largest producer of pottery depicting American heroes of the Revolution, their homes and famous land marks was the one that lost the war. From the early 1800s to the 1950s, English potteries...

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JUN
10
2015

"The Universe and Doctor Einstein"

By mwilcox

Einstien

This book, "The Universe and Doctor Einstein" has been described as " an attempt - perhaps the most brilliantly successful of our time - to describe the universe as it now appears in the light of modern scientific and cosmological theory." The...

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JUN
09
2015

Chatelaine Watch

By mwilcox

Chatwatch

Watches like this were often part of a Ladie's "Chatelaine". A Chatelaine is a decorative belt hook or clasp worn at the waist with a series of chains suspended from it. Each chain is mounted with a useful household appendage such as scissors,...

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JUN
08
2015

Damascene

By mwilcox

Dama2

These cigarette cases are examples of Japanese "Damascene", a form of design inlaying precious metals such as silver and gold on iron. In Japan, damascene was frequently used to decorate the hilts of weapons. It achieved great popularity in Kyoto...

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JUN
05
2015

"Antique" Chippendale Chairs

By mwilcox

Highendchip

These mahogany chairs are in the Chippedale style, are not the genuine item, but are genuine antiques. Chairs of this type are in what's called the "Colonial Revival" style. Colonial Revival pieces are reproductions of the original American...

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JUN
03
2015

French Gothic Chair

By mwilcox

Frenchgothic

Gothic Style chairs of this type are extraordinarily difficult to evaluate from images, as chairs in this style have had several revivals in popularity. Most examples of this type are 19th Century Continental pieces originating from Italy or...

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JUN
02
2015

Pembroke Table

By mwilcox

Pem

Based on the images this drop leaf "Pembroke Table" is in what's referred to as the “Colonial Revival” style. Because of its resemblance to genuine 18th Century antique pieces, Colonial Revival style furniture often appears far older than what it...

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