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 period , the 1890's, the 1920's, the 1950's. Furniture in...Continue Reading
Values for vintage Western saddles depends a great deal on the maker, level of decoration, provenance and current condition. Unmarked saddles are very difficult to identify to a specific maker, in such cases things such condition, quality of...Continue Reading
The word antique has almost become generic term for anything grandma or grandpa owned. "Vintage" covers anything older than its owner and "collectibles" has been used to describe just about anything else. Truth be told the term "antique" should...
Pole/floor lamps of all vintages are popular decorative items that tend to hold their value well because unlike some decorative items they will always be functional as well as decoartive. This unmarked floor lamp is quite modern as these things...Continue Reading
There are some guidelines appraisers use in regards to things like encyclopedias, one being that most 20th century examples have very limited value in the resale market and barely get bids as box lots at auction. As with all things though, there...Continue Reading
When appraising any item a number of things have to be considered, such as the maker, the vintage, its quality of construction, rarity and current market demand. There is one other that can trump all the rest and that is "Prior Ownership" or as it...Continue Reading
May 21, 2013
Recently, the Costume Institute at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, launched a new exhibit entitled PUNK: Chaos to Couture. The amount of attention this exhibit is garnering is an indication of the current interest in...Continue Reading