Archive for 2015

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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APR
07
2015

Antique or Modern?

By mwilcox

Marquetrytable

Inlaid decoration like this that uses different colored veneers to produce a design is called Marquetry. Without a physical examination, pieces like this are difficult to date, as pieces like this are still in production in Italy, with many of...

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MAR
30
2015

Karges Empire/Classical Revival Table

By mwilcox

Karges

This table by Karges is quite modern, but it's in the “Empire Revival” style. Most pieces in the Empire Revival types were made 1895-1915 and tended to be copies of later Empire furniture, notably "Pillar & Scroll" pieces from John Hall's...

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MAR
26
2015

Antique Cash Registers

By mwilcox

Nashcash1

Antique National Cash registers were an item in huge demand during the 1980's to mid 90's, no antique store or boutique was complete without one. The National Cash Register Company was founded in 1884 in Dayton, Ohio and was the first producer of...

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MAR
25
2015

Charles Albert Lebourg (1849 –1928)

By mwilcox

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This wonderful piece is by Charles Albert Lebourg, a French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscape painter of the Rouen School (l'École de Rouen). He was a member of the Société des Artistes Français, and most noted for his landscapes,...

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MAR
23
2015

French "Bombe" Furniture

By mwilcox

Louisbombe

This piece is what's called a “Bombe” chest after it's shape. These pieces were in the Louis XV Style first popular during the mid 1700's, but the style has been reproduced in several periods , the 1890's, the 1920's and again in the 1950's, it...

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MAR
21
2015

Noritake

By mwilcox

Noritakeram

In 1910 the first china products from the Noritake company left Japan for the U.S. The first reported U.S. registry for a Noritake back stamp for importing is 1911. One of the first patterns to be produced was "Sedan". Noritake marks have been...

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MAR
19
2015

Late Victorian Corner Chair

By mwilcox

Cornerchair

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 mahogany, two...

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MAR
16
2015

Empire Pier Table

By mwilcox

EmpirepierBased on the image this is an Empire style "Pier Table" of a type popular circa 1825. Most like this are simplified versions made by Cabinet makers in smaller cities, based on more elaborate examples made in the larger urban setting like Boston or...

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MAR
16
2015

Victorian Gothic Revival Cabinet

By mwilcox

Gothicbrass

This is a late 19th Continental Gothic style piece, based on original cupboards made during the 1500's. Most like this example were produced in Belgium and France before World War One, primarily in walnut or oak. These pieces tend to look far...

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