Posts tagged “Replacement Value”

SEP
30
2015

Paine Furniture Chippendale Mirror

By mwilcox

Painemirror

Based on the images this mirror appears to be Mahogany and is in the Colonial Revival Style. It's based on the designs of the famous English Cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, whose design book titled 'The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director'...

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SEP
15
2015

James Hadley and Royal Worcester Figures

By mwilcox

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The Worcester factory always prided itself on its quality Porcelain. It received a Royal warrant in 1789, and is still currently by appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. At its height, the firm employed nearly 1,000 people, but after its...

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FEB
02
2015

'Shop of the Crafters' Grandfather Clock

By mwilcox

Shopgothic Clock

The Shop of the Crafters was best known for its Mission style pieces, but like many companies it was not the only line they produced. The Shop of the Crafters was opened in 1904 by Oscar Onken (1888- 1948) .The business first appears in the...

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JAN
08
2015

Antique Art Nouveau Antique Centerpiece

By mwilcox

Royalduxfigvase

This Antique Art Nouveau centerpiece vase is by 'Royal Dux'. The company was originally founded in 1853 in Duchov (Dux) in what's now the Czech Republic. The company's original production was not the Art Nouveau style pottery and figurines it's...

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SEP
26
2014

Antique Oak Office Desk

By mwilcox

Oakdesk

This antique oak office desk was made by Kilgour and Liddell and dates from the late 19th century. We tracked down the maker as listed in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne's business directories in the 1870s. Desks of this type were generally made for the...

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SEP
10
2014

Antique Turtle Back Bellows

By mwilcox

Bellows

Most decorative antique “turtle back” bellows like this one are actually far newer than they appear, most are late Victorian examples, but the style was revived in the 1920s during the popularity of the Colonial revival style. The bellows...

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AUG
26
2014

Antique Eastlake Style desk

By mwilcox

Eastlake Desk

This desk appears to date to 1875-1885 and is based on the "Eastlake Style," first popularized by English designer Charles Eastlake in his book "Hints on Household Taste" in 1868. In this influential book he rejected the ornate decorations...

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AUG
26
2014

Dayagi Book Rack

By mwilcox

Dayagi2

Dayagi has produced a wide variety of modern design menorahs, bookends, coasters, and trivets. We have very little information on the company, but products with this company name regularly appear in the secondary and auction markets. It's easy to...

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AUG
11
2014

Antique Corner Chair

By mwilcox

Carveredcorner

Antique 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...

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JUL
05
2014

Meissen "Cancelled" Vase

By mwilcox

Cakecancelled2

Based on the images and the marking, this cake plate was originally made by the famous porcelain company "Meissen." It was a factory reject, the scratched knife markings across the swords are called "cancellation marks." For one reason or...

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