Posts tagged “Vintage”

JAN
28
2015

Bombe Chests

By mwilcox

Bombchest

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...

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NOV
25
2014

Vintage Western Saddles

By mwilcox

Saddleauction

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...

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AUG
07
2014

Antiques, Vintage or Collectibles?

By mwilcox

Coketarzan

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...

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JUL
06
2014

Vintage Pole/Floor lamps

By mwilcox

Italianlamp

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...

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JUL
04
2014

Encyclopedias

By mwilcox

Encyclo

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...

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JUN
12
2013

Provenance & Valuations

By admin

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...

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MAY
21
2013

VINTAGE CLOTHING IS NOT OLD HAT

By admin

Victoriandress

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...

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