Vanities like this tend to be a mix of styles, which makes them appear to be much older than they really are. Examples like this one tend to be European Imports and date from the 1930's. Most are a mix of the Art Deco style, then at the peak of...Continue Reading
This piece is is in the Art Nouveau style that was all the rage from the 1890's through to World War One (1914). Busts of this type produced in France and Austria during this period were made in pottery, porcelain, bronze and “Spelter”. The upper...Continue Reading
Victorian Etageres generally date from the last quarter of the 19th Century and generally tend to be a mix of Rococo & Renaissance Revival styles, the later examples post dating 1890 often in the Art Nouveau style. These were mass produced...Continue Reading
We get a fair number of requests regarding the value of bronze or brass plaques from demolished buildings. The answer is there is generally not a lot of demand for dedication building plaques, unless the building was of some large historical...Continue Reading
Based on the marking, this fantastic antique vase is Austrian, the marking on it was used by the Alexandra Porcelain Works of Ernst Wahliss from 1897 to about 1906. Like a great many Austrian potteries of the time they produced pieces in the then...Continue Reading
René Jules Lalique (1860-1945) was a renowned glass designer, recognized as one of the world's greatest glass makers and jewelry designers in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. Today he is best known for his Art Deco style glassware made during...
One of the best examples of the Art Nouveau style of illustrations is the work of Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (British -1872-1898). Beardsley was born in Brighton to a family of modest means, forced to quit school in 1888 to work, even though he had...Continue Reading
The piece pictured here is a pewter "Tucric" pattern bowl designed by Archibald Knox (British, 1864-1933) for Liberty & Co., circa 1901-05. Like a great many decorative pieces made during this period it is in the Art Nouveau style. Art Nouveau...Continue Reading