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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...
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
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...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...
Often 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...Continue Reading