Posts tagged “Auction”

APR
24
2015

Nostalgia & Values for Collectibles and Antiques

By mwilcox

Superman2

Often what can drive values up is pure nostalgia, the most modern occurrence appeared in the 1980's as nostalgic Baby Boomers came into their "Productive Years" and bought up the memories of their childhood. Things like Coke machines, Lone Ranger...

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APR
21
2015

"Moser Style" Glass

By mwilcox

Moserstyle

Vases like these are often attributed to Moser, as Moser was the best known maker of glass of this type. Truth be told Moser was just one of many glass-makers producing gold and enamel glassware like this.  Glassware of this type is often...

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APR
17
2015

1915 Red Cross Plate

By mwilcox

Redcrossplate2

Rosenthal porcelain was founded in 1879 in Schloss (castle) Erkersreuth, Upper Franconia, Bavaria as the Porzellanfabrik Phillip Rosenthal & Co.  Rosenthal has survived two World Wars and a Great Depression and continues today to produce...

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APR
15
2015

Antique Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machines

By mwilcox

Wheeler

Wheeler & Wilson treadle sewing machines were one of the first domestic labor saving devices to be mass produced in the modern sense of the term. They were such a breakthrough that every family that could afford one, bought one. This company...

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APR
10
2015

Antique Patent Platfrom Rocker

By mwilcox

Platform1

Platform Rockers like this are often called “Patent Furniture” because quite often components or designs were protected from reproduction by other furniture makers by the original designer applying for patent protection. Platform rockers like...

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APR
07
2015

Cheap Japanese Bookends? Maybe Not.

By mwilcox

Turkeybook

Many Collectors tend specialize over time, choosing to filter down to items that are unusual and spur the hunt. One such item are Rookwood bookends and paperweights. They often sell unidentified for far less than they are worth because they often...

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APR
07
2015

Antique or Modern?

By mwilcox

Marquetrytable

Inlaid decoration like this that uses different colored veneers to produce a design is called Marquetry. Without a physical examination, pieces like this are difficult to date, as pieces like this are still in production in Italy, with many of...

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MAR
30
2015

Karges Empire/Classical Revival Table

By mwilcox

Karges

This table by Karges is quite modern, but it's in the “Empire Revival” style. Most pieces in the Empire Revival types were made 1895-1915 and tended to be copies of later Empire furniture, notably "Pillar & Scroll" pieces from John Hall's...

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MAR
26
2015

Antique Cash Registers

By mwilcox

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Antique National Cash registers were an item in huge demand during the 1980's to mid 90's, no antique store or boutique was complete without one. The National Cash Register Company was founded in 1884 in Dayton, Ohio and was the first producer of...

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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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