Posts tagged “Art Deco”

SEP
15
2015

Labels tell a Tale

By mwilcox

Antarenni

Labels on items can tell us a lot regarding dates of production and can be a great help determining if one is looking at an older item or a later reproduction or " In the Style of " item . Such is the case with these chairs, they look like 1920's...

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MAY
04
2015

"Blond" Cabinet

By mwilcox

Blondcabinet

Based on the images this does indeed appear to be a post World War Two piece. The market for Blond furniture this type is just starting to warmup, but mainly in the larger urban centers. Blond furniture of this type had its roots in Art Deco and...

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APR
30
2015

Mohlhenrich Sideboard

By mwilcox

Mollerich

Furniture made during the late 1920's through 30's is often a mixture of styles, Queen Anne to late 18th Century Georgian with a dash of Art Deco , in the case of this one William & Mary and Federal in a Deco form. This particular piece has a...

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FEB
27
2015

Deco Style Bistro Set

By mwilcox

Decobistro2


While this Bistro type set is based on the Art Deco style popular from the 1930's until World War Two ( 1939), it's unlikely it predates the 1980's. Sets like this have fairly high retail values when first sold, but take drastic drops in value...

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NOV
14
2014

Bronze Dedication Building Plaques

By mwilcox

Plaque

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...

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JUL
23
2014

Art Deco Plaster/Chalkware Diana

By mwilcox

Diana

Art Deco pieces like this date from the mid 1930s through the late 1940s. Most tend to be pottery or porcelain, with plaster/chalkware examples being unusual. Chalkware is a term used for sculpted and painted plaster figurines. Specifically, it...

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JAN
05
2014

Bust of a World War Two German Soldier

By mwilcox

Soldierbust

The marking on this pottery bust bears the German Eagle and Swastika indicates it was made with the approval of the Nazi Government, generally there would be a company marking beneath the Nazi eagle symbol, but this one is unmarked. Without a...

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DEC
13
2013

Camphor-Wood Chests

By mwilcox

Artdecochest

Generally these carved Chinese chests date from the turn of the 19th century through the first quarter of the 20th Century, brought back by Servicemen or businessmen for the folks back home. Typically they have a harbor scene or landscape on the...

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OCT
20
2013

Lalique Car Mascots

By mwilcox

Mascot

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...

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APR
10
2013

Appraised As Lalique, Fake, Reproduction or Contemporary?

By admin

HoffmannewOften if an item it's not cracked up to be there is often the idea it's a " fake" or appraised as a near worthless modern reproduction. In some cases this might be true, but it's not always the case. Pieces like the one pictured are often...

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