Posts tagged “Reproduction”

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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JUL
27
2015

Victorian Toy?

By mwilcox

Trike

Pieces like this are reproductions and not antiques, they appeared during the Antique crazy 1980's and were sold as decorative items in Antique stores. The demand for original Victorian antique toys had driven the values beyond that of what most...

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JUL
01
2015

Cased Glass Vase

By mwilcox

Cased

Cased glass of this type is often attributed to the Fenton, Phoenix or Consolidated Glass companies, but we have no reference sources to verify that for this piece. This piece though would be closest to examples by Fenton than the other two....

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MAR
23
2015

French "Bombe" Furniture

By mwilcox

Louisbombe

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 periods , the 1890's, the 1920's and again in the 1950's, it...

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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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JAN
12
2015

Antique Bronze Lion?

By mwilcox

Fakelion

Bronze Lion figures like this were often used as door way guardians outside public building during the 19th Century, generally as a pair, one on the left, the other on the right. They can be found seated, standing, pacing or lying down positions....

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SEP
08
2014

Antique Japanese Style Bronze

By mwilcox

Japelephant

Unmarked bronze figures like these can be 20th century reproductions based on the work of 19th century sculptors. Most are based on originals by well known European sculptors, but this one is a genuine Meiji period (1868-1912) Japanese example,...

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AUG
25
2014

Reproduction Rococo Settee

By mwilcox

Reprosettee

This settee is a 1980s reproduction, in what's referred to as "Victorian Revival style," the style getting its name from the fact that these pieces are designed to resemble Victorian pieces made from 1837-1901. This one copies “Rococo Revival”...

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AUG
09
2014

Woolworth's Sign

By mwilcox

Woolworth

This piece is a late 20th century sign for Woolworth's department stores, dating from the 1970s. Frank Winfield Woolworth opened the first Woolworth's store on February 22, 1878, in Utica, New York. The first store failed and Frank opened a new...

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JUN
02
2014

Reproduction Lamps

By mwilcox

Gwtw

Lamps like this one look like antique examples converted to electricity, but are in reality very modern reproductions, in fact few of them predate the 1950s. Lamps like these were originally made as electric lamps and not converted oil lamps. The...

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