Posts tagged “Auction”

JAN
15
2016

Marx Strealiner Train Sets

By mwilcox

Marx

In 1934 the Louis Marx and Company introduced a new line of Streamliners that were completely new and original to the Marx line. Now in ownership of the Girard facility, the Marx toy company would begin focusing it's attention on contemporary...

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JAN
15
2016

Tole Chandelier

By mwilcox

Tole

Based on the images this piece is not really an Antique, it most likely dates from the second quarter of the 20th Century and is what's called a “Tole Chandelier”. Tole is a form of paint decorated metal, hand painted or stenciled, it's usually...

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OCT
28
2015

Poor Man's Oak Furniture

By mwilcox

Fake Oak

Washstands like this one were sometimes called "Poor Man's Oak", because the Oak wood grain is a faux finish, stencilled on cheaper light colored hardwood such as maple, basswood or birch. If in good condition, the oak graining on them can be...

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OCT
20
2015

Stacking Bookcases

By mwilcox

Globebookcase

This modular bookcase was made by the Globe-Wernicke Company, which was formed as a result of the Cincinnati based Globe Files Company (est. in 1882) purchasing the Minneapolis based Wernicke Company in 1899. The company is best known for their...

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OCT
20
2015

Parzinger

By mwilcox

Parztable

This table was designed by Tommi Anton Parzinger (1903–1981) . Parzinger was a German furniture designer and painter, born in Munich in 1903. He later moved to New York in 1932, starting his first company in 1939, his works were collected by...

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OCT
20
2015

Typewriters?

By mwilcox

Oldtypewriter

One of the things we often have come across our desk are typewriters, while they appear ancient compared to the modern technology we now use everyday, very few can be considered valuable antiques. Most, like the one pictured tend to date...

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SEP
30
2015

Chinese Hot Water Plate

By mwilcox

Hotwaterplate

Based on the images and without being able to see the marking, what this piece appears to be is a late 18th to early 19th Century Chinese Armorial hot water plate. Armorial Plates were first made to order for export to Western markets Circa 1710,...

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SEP
30
2015

Federal Revival Games Table

By mwilcox

Sheratongamestable

Based on the images this piece is in the Federal Revival Style. Federal Revival pieces are reproductions of the original American Federal items first produced from 1780-1830. This one is a nice 1920's reproduction in the "Sherton Style", named...

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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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SEP
01
2015

Oriental Silk Paintings

By mwilcox

Silkpainting

While not mass produced in the modern sense of the term, Oriental silk paintings of this type were made in very large numbers for export to the West since the turn of the 19th Century. Most have the Artist's signature in the form of what's called...

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