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...
Ceramic tiles can date back to Ancient Greece and Egypt and can be found as decorative items in most every major culture in the world. Up until the mid 19th Century most were hand made and decorated, hand made tiles are still available, but the...Continue Reading
This piece is is in the Art Nouveau style that was all the rage from the 1890's through to World War One (1914). Busts of this type produced in France and Austria during this period were made in pottery, porcelain, bronze and “Spelter”. The upper...Continue Reading
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...
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...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
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...Continue Reading