Archive for January 2016

JAN
19
2016

Joerns Brothers Furniture

By mwilcox

Joerns Bros

This suite dates from the second quarter of the 20th century, based on what I can see the veneers are crotch cut and burled walnut on maple cases. The company that made it was founded in 1889 in St. Paul, Minnesota as Joerns Brothers Furniture by...

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JAN
18
2016

Lincoln Rockers

By mwilcox

Lincrocker

This rocker dates from the third quarter of the 19th Century, generically called a "Lincoln Rocker" after the fact President Lincoln was shot while sitting on one very much like it watching a play at Ford's Theater in 1865. The original Lincoln...

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JAN
15
2016

Salterini Wrought Iron Table and Chairs

By mwilcox

Salterini

John B. Salterini emigrated from Italy and from 1928 to 1953 he made very high quality outdoor furniture. "French Provincial" is the original factory name of this pattern, one of many produced by Salterini.

During the post-World War II housing...

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JAN
15
2016

Archie Gunn Illustrations

By mwilcox

Archie

As far as I can tell this does look like original art by Archie Gunn (1863-1930) that would have been submitted for potential clients, but artwork like this still would require a physical examination to verify that. Archie Gunn was best known for...

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JAN
15
2016

Marx Strealiner Train Sets

By mwilcox

Marx

In 1934 the Louis Marx and Company introduced a new line of Streamliners that were completely new and original to the Marx line. Now in ownership of the Girard facility, the Marx toy company would begin focusing it's attention on contemporary...

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JAN
15
2016

Tole Chandelier

By mwilcox

Tole

Based on the images this piece is not really an Antique, it most likely dates from the second quarter of the 20th Century and is what's called a “Tole Chandelier”. Tole is a form of paint decorated metal, hand painted or stenciled, it's usually...

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