Posts tagged “Value”

MAR
30
2016

Herbert E. Abrams (March 20, 1921 – August 29, 2003)

By mwilcox

Herbert E. Abrams

Herbert E. Abrams (March 20, 1921 – August 29, 2003) was an American artist. He was one of the leading portrait artists of his era known for his style of traditional realism. His works included the official White House portraits of former...

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MAR
30
2016

Paper Mache Table

By mwilcox

Papermachetable

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,...

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FEB
05
2016

French Vintner's Table

By mwilcox

Vintnerstable

Tables like these tend to be difficult to date without actually physically examining them, as the design dates back to the 1700's and has been in constant reproduction since the late 19th Century. This one is a 19th Century French "Vintner's...

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FEB
05
2016

Ed Roos Cedar Chests

By mwilcox

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The Roos Cedar Chest factory was established in 1918, in Forest Park, Ill. a suburb of Chicago. By 1928 their brick building on Harrison Street exceeded 85,000 square feet. It was at one time the largest industrial concern in Forest Park,...

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DEC
20
2015

General Electric 'Monitor Top' Refrigerator

By mwilcox

Frige

This is one of the rarer of the famous General Electric 'Monitor Top' refrigerator made circa 1927-35. The GE Monitor top was based on a French design for a hermetically sealed refrigeration system, the entire system as one unit and totally...

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NOV
30
2015

"The Fleshly School of Poetry"

By mwilcox

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With books values are determined by the fame of the Author, the edition of it and it's rarity. This one was originally published a pamphlet, which at some point has been bound into a book. It was written by Robert Buchanan (1841-1901) and he...

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NOV
09
2015

"Baoding Balls"

By mwilcox

Stressballs

These "Stress balls" or "Baoding balls" are a Chinese invention going back to Antiquity. They can be found constructed of virtually any material from plain carved bone to elaborate cloisonne. What these large "Marbles" are usually used for...

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SEP
01
2015

Oriental Silk Paintings

By mwilcox

Silkpainting

While not mass produced in the modern sense of the term, Oriental silk paintings of this type were made in very large numbers for export to the West since the turn of the 19th Century. Most have the Artist's signature in the form of what's called...

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SEP
01
2015

Chief Wolf Robe

By mwilcox


Chief

Without a provenance or artist's signature pieces like this are difficult to verify an origin for. This one is similar in design to those painted by William McKendree Snyder (AMERICAN, 1849-1930) of Cheyenne Indian Chief Wolf Robe, but the...

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AUG
30
2015

Convertible Furniture

By mwilcox

Murphytable

Convertible furniture is often attached to William L. Murphy, who designed a folding bed to fit into small spaces. Murphy was born in Columbia, California, near Stockton on January 1, 1876, moved to San Francisco at the turn of the century where...

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