Corner chairs of this type tend to be Continental late Victorian examples, based on the Renaissance Revival and Baroque styles. They tend to be a mix of hand and machine carving, most made circa 1880-1914. Most are either walnut or mahogany, two...
Based on the image this is an Empire style "Pier Table" of a type popular circa 1825. Most like this are simplified versions made by Cabinet makers in smaller cities, based on more elaborate examples made in the larger urban setting like Boston or...Continue Reading
This is a late 19th Continental Gothic style piece, based on original cupboards made during the 1500's. Most like this example were produced in Belgium and France before World War One, primarily in walnut or oak. These pieces tend to look far...Continue Reading
Paper mache was a popular construction material in the Victorian era. By the time Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837, there were at least 25 companies producing papier mache items. The most common pieces were smaller pieces such as trays,...Continue Reading
Ladder back chairs of this type can be found in most Western nations going back 300 years, the style moving to North America with its earliest settlers. The ladder back chair is one of the earliest forms of seating in North America, each area...Continue Reading
As a general rule of thumb, Modern " limited edition" anythings tend to be rather poor investments, sometimes even 30 year later they fail to sell for their original retail value. This one, a "Goldenvale Collection" doll named "Fleur" is one of...Continue Reading
"Throne Chairs" like these tend to date from the last quarter of the 19th Century, quite often custom made for use in Fraternal Orders ( Men's Lodges) Board rooms or Churches. Their decoration is often a combination of machine and hand carving...Continue Reading
This is a print by Archie Gunn (1863-1930) and probably originally made as the basis for a calendar illustration. Gunn was a well known and popular illustrator, whose pictures where in leading periodicals during the early years of the 20th...Continue Reading
Karol (Karl) D. Witkowski (16 August 1860 – 17 May 1910) was a Polish-American portraitist and genre painter. Witkowski painted the elite in Newark (New Jersey, USA) and his skills as a portraitist to the wealthy was always in great demand. But...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...