Posts tagged “Auction”

FEB
24
2015

"Helm's Bakery" Bread Wrapper

By mwilcox

Wrapperbread

Items like this "Helm's Bakery" bread wrapper holder tend to be more curiosities than valuable collectibles. The Helms Bakery in Culver City, California was a notable industrial bakery of Southern California that operated from 1931 to 1969. Helms...

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FEB
24
2015

Vintage 1950's Decorator Lamps

By mwilcox

50s Lamps

Vases used as lamp pedestals are of two types, those that are custom made pieces, using existing 18th or 19th Century pottery or glass vases in their construction, or those that use late 19th to mid 20th Century factory made vases and were "Ready...

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FEB
19
2015

1950's Continental Painted Rococo Suite

By mwilcox

Rococosuite

Sets like these are generally 1950's Continental pieces, loosely based on 18th Century French and Italian Rococo furniture. Most of it tends to be good quality with more hand crafted detail than one would find on North American pieces made during...

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FEB
18
2015

Ybry of Paris Perfume Bottles

By mwilcox

Ybry

Ybry of Paris was founded by Simon Jaroslawski in 1925 , his perfume was advertised "the most expensive in the world", which was likely a cause of Jaroslawski's personal bankruptcy in 1932. The original Ybry brand name however continued to exist...

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FEB
16
2015

Unmarked 20th Art Glass

By mwilcox

Unmarkedart

Undocumented glassware such as these pieces with no provenance or markings are very difficult to identify and is generally referred to as “Studio Glass” or “Art Glass”, after the fact it is often the product of small private glass studios. Most...

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FEB
14
2015

M. Gamboge Bronze

By mwilcox

Boge

This antique bronze is a French piece, dating from about 1900, it's stamped Bronze Garanti*, which indicates the piece is solid bronze, but it should be noted such marks are no guarantee of authenticity or age, as there is speculation that the...

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FEB
03
2015

Antique Erotic Bronze

By mwilcox

Bergbronze

Antique Risque bronze pieces like this can be found in every period of history, some items date back to Antiquity, with examples being found in early tombs and archeological excavations of most world cultural sites. Mass production of them began...

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JAN
29
2015

Antique Japanese Bronze Samurai and Geisha

By mwilcox

Jap3

Antique Japanese bronze figures like this tend to date from the early years of the 20th Century, during the Taishō period (1912 to 1926). This set appears to depict a Samurai and a Geisha, popular subjects by Japanese Artists of the period, which...

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JAN
29
2015

Antique Pine Crib

By mwilcox

Pinecrib

This antique crib is made of pine, possibly with basswood as a secondary wood. Most like this one look older than they really are, often being the work of rural cabinet makers Circa 1820-1850. The construction technique used on this piece is...

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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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