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'...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...
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...Continue Reading
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...
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Based on the images and the marking, this cake plate was originally made by the famous porcelain company "Meissen."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...Continue Reading