Posts tagged “Value”

MAR
16
2015

Victorian Gothic Revival Cabinet

By mwilcox

Gothicbrass

This is a late 19th Continental Gothic style piece, based on original cupboards made during the 1500's. Most like this example were produced in Belgium and France before World War One, primarily in walnut or oak. These pieces tend to look far...

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MAR
12
2015

Antique Paper Mache

By mwilcox

Papermash

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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MAR
09
2015

Goldevale "Victorian Doll"

By mwilcox

Goldenvale

As a general rule of thumb, Modern " limited edition" anythings tend to be rather poor investments, sometimes even 30 year later they fail to sell for their original retail value. This one, a "Goldenvale Collection" doll named "Fleur" is one of...

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MAR
07
2015

Revival Style Mahogany Throne Chair

By mwilcox

Mahoganythrone

"Throne Chairs" like these tend to date from the last quarter of the 19th Century, quite often custom made for use in Fraternal Orders ( Men's Lodges) Board rooms or Churches. Their decoration is often a combination of machine and hand carving...

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MAR
02
2015

Archie Gunn (1863-1930)

By mwilcox

Gunn2

This is a print by Archie Gunn (1863-1930) and probably originally made as the basis for a calendar illustration. Gunn was a well known and popular illustrator, whose pictures where in leading periodicals during the early years of the 20th...

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MAR
02
2015

Karol (Karl) D. Witkowski

By mwilcox

Witkowski

Karol (Karl) D. Witkowski (16 August 1860 – 17 May 1910) was a Polish-American portraitist and genre painter. Witkowski painted the elite in Newark (New Jersey, USA) and his skills as a portraitist to the wealthy was always in great demand. But...

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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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JAN
22
2015

Antique Art Nouveau Etagere

By mwilcox

Etagere

Victorian Etageres generally date from the last quarter of the 19th Century and generally tend to be a mix of Rococo & Renaissance Revival styles, the later examples post dating 1890 often in the Art Nouveau style. These were mass produced...

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