Archive for March 2016

MAR
30
2016

Herbert E. Abrams (March 20, 1921 – August 29, 2003)

By mwilcox

Herbert E. Abrams

Herbert E. Abrams (March 20, 1921 – August 29, 2003) was an American artist. He was one of the leading portrait artists of his era known for his style of traditional realism. His works included the official White House portraits of former...

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MAR
30
2016

Earl Daniels Print

By mwilcox

Earl Danielsprint

Earl I. Daniels (1920 - 1999) was active/lived in California, Hawaii. Earl Daniels is known for landscape, coastal scene, still life. Prints like this are generally of two types, limited edition lithographs or etchings or mass produced...

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MAR
30
2016

Paper Mache Table

By mwilcox

Papermachetable

Paper mache was a popular construction material in the Victorian era. By the time Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837, there were at least 25 companies producing papier mache items.The most common pieces were smaller pieces such as trays,...

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MAR
30
2016

"Tiger Oak" Table

By mwilcox

Tigeroaktable

This table is in the American Empire style, which had it's first period of popularity 1815-30 and another at the turn of the 19th Century as "Empire Revival". This example is of the second type, "Empire Revival" type made at the turn of the 19th...

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MAR
04
2016

Wedding Chair from India

By mwilcox

Weddingchair

Throne/Wedding chairs like this were made all over India and the Middle East, most are made of local hardwoods such as mahogany, rosewood and teak. Without actually physically examining them determining the wood type is difficult, but most are...

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MAR
04
2016

Theo A Kotch Barber Chairs

By mwilcox

Koch

Theo A Koch was one of the top two producers of Barber chairs. The company was one of the first to be in the Barber supply business, established in Chicago circa 1871-72. This one, constructed with an Oak frame, dates from the turn of the 19th...

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MAR
04
2016

Drexel Hertiage Furniture

By mwilcox

Drexfed

The style of this cabinet is what's referred to as "the Federal Revival Style". This style was extremely popular, produced during the turn of the 19th Century, the 1930's and again in the 1950's. Furniture of this style was produced by nearly...

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MAR
04
2016

Salt Glazed Crock

By mwilcox

Edmundscrock

This two-gallon crock is an example of mid-19th-century salt-glazed stoneware. Salt glazing is a process where pots are fired with sodium vapors and salt is inserted into the kiln at 2,000 degrees, releasing sodium, which acts as a flux on the...

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