Posts tagged “Value”

SEP
11
2014

Antique Deck Chair

By mwilcox

Invalidchair

Chairs like this are what's referred to as “patent furniture” after the fact their designers were attempting to corner the market for specialized pieces of furniture by protecting their design rights from others marketing them. While these...

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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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SEP
08
2014

Antique Japanese Style Bronze

By mwilcox

Japelephant

Unmarked bronze figures like these can be 20th century reproductions based on the work of 19th century sculptors. Most are based on originals by well known European sculptors, but this one is a genuine Meiji period (1868-1912) Japanese example,...

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AUG
26
2014

Antique Gothic Revival Cabinet

By mwilcox

Belgiangothic

This is a late 19th century Continental Gothic style piece, based on original cupboards made during the 1500s. Most like this example were produced in Belgium and France before World War I, primarily in walnut or oak. The Gothic style has gone...

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AUG
25
2014

Japanese Silver Plated Cigarette Box

By mwilcox

Japsilverbox

Items with full country of origin marks such as “Made in Japan,” like this cigarette box, generally post date the early 1920s and are not yet considered "antiques." The “Japan” marking was required for importation into the United States after...

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AUG
25
2014

Reproduction Rococo Settee

By mwilcox

Reprosettee

This settee is a 1980s reproduction, in what's referred to as "Victorian Revival style," the style getting its name from the fact that these pieces are designed to resemble Victorian pieces made from 1837-1901. This one copies “Rococo Revival”...

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AUG
25
2014

Nazi Era Silver Spoons

By mwilcox

Nazispoons

This set of spoons is a World War II era example by Wellner. Wellner is a well known company which was a favorite maker of silverware for Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goring, and other leaders of the Nazi party. Pieces made for the use of high ranking...

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AUG
24
2014

Antique Spenser Octant

By mwilcox

Octant2

Octants, like sextants, were used for ship navigation and were made in very large numbers. The basic design of them was standardized, with many manufacturers using the identical frame style and components; nearly always wood and ivory. They were...

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AUG
21
2014

Japanese Ivory Chess Set

By mwilcox

Japchess

Japanese chess sets like this one are not antiques and quite modern as these things go, the quality of this set is not the best, but it is genuine ivory. The carved ivory pieces in this set are marked “Made in Japan,” which generally dates them...

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AUG
15
2014

Antique Johnson Brothers Platter?

By mwilcox

Johnsonbrosplatter

Based on the image, this platter is fairly modern as these things go, but misses out on the antique category. We know this by the marking. The Johnson crown marking of this type was used by Johnson Bros. from 1913 onward, with this piece in the...

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