Archive for August 2015

AUG
31
2015

1930's Vanity

By mwilcox

Deco

Vanities like this tend to be a mix of styles, which makes them appear to be much older than they really are. Examples like this one tend to be European Imports and date from the 1930's. Most are a mix of the Art Deco style, then at the peak of...

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AUG
30
2015

Convertible Furniture

By mwilcox

Murphytable

Convertible furniture is often attached to William L. Murphy, who designed a folding bed to fit into small spaces. Murphy was born in Columbia, California, near Stockton on January 1, 1876, moved to San Francisco at the turn of the century where...

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AUG
28
2015

Dixon Phillips & Co. Transferware Plate

By mwilcox

Dixonplate

Based on the images and the markings on this piece, it's an example of English pottery, of a type mainly produced in the Staffordshire region. From the turn of the 18th Century until the early 1950's this area of England was the largest producer...

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AUG
28
2015

Chokin Engraving

By mwilcox

Chokinengraving

Chokin metal work is an art form that dates all the way back to the 12th century and used a variety of different colored metals from base metals to 24-karat gold. The color of each metal used as part of the overall design, in many cases on a dark...

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AUG
25
2015

Pastels

By mwilcox

Chandler5

Every now and again in the Antique business one will come across original art which is neither an oil or watercolor. Generally it will be under glass and mounted much like a print, but resembles a watercolor in its muted colors. More than one...

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AUG
19
2015

Victorian Revival

By mwilcox

Vicrepro

This settee is in the Rococo Revival style, which was popular during the third Quarter of the 19th Century, but based on what I can see it's not a period Victorian example, but a later reproduction. During the big run up in values for Original...

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AUG
12
2015

"Cased Glass"

By mwilcox

Cased2

Cased glass of this type is often attributed to the Fenton, Phoenix or Consolidated Glass companies, but we have no reference sources to verify that for this piece. This piece though would be closest to examples by Fenton than the other two....

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AUG
11
2015

Murphy Chair Company

By mwilcox

Cockchair

This "Cock Fighting" chair is not as old as it looks, it appears older because it is patterned after 18th Century English Georgian examples. This one actually dates from the first quarter of the 20th Century. It was made by the Murphy Chair...

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AUG
05
2015

Metal Carousel Horses

By mwilcox

Ironhorse

Metal carousel horses like this tend to date from the second quarter of the 20th Century, most were used on coin operated rides found in Department stores or in front of Grocery and Drug stores. Most carousel horses used on travelling carnivals...

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AUG
03
2015

Bicentennial Furniture

By mwilcox

Bicentsuite

During the run up to the celebration of an anniversary type event like the Bicentennial of 1976 huge number of items are produced to fill the demand caused by that celebratory fever. Most such events, such as the anniversary of the birth or death...

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