Posts tagged “Value”

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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AUG
09
2014

Woolworth's Sign

By mwilcox

Woolworth

This piece is a late 20th century sign for Woolworth's department stores, dating from the 1970s. Frank Winfield Woolworth opened the first Woolworth's store on February 22, 1878, in Utica, New York. The first store failed and Frank opened a new...

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AUG
07
2014

Antique Japanese Bronze Oni

By mwilcox

Oni2

This antique bronze is Japanese, dating from about 1890. It depicts a type of Japanese devil called an "Oni." The Oni are the "Resident Evils" of Japanese folklore, often described as ogres, trolls, demons, or devils. They appear in a variety of...

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JUL
18
2014

Pop Up Bar Cabinet

By mwilcox

Bar

"Pop up" bar cabinets of this type were made in a wide variety of styles from Pilgrim to Art Deco. This particular example, in the form of a lowboy dresser is a mix of William & Mary and Chippendale styles, but was made during the second...

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JUL
15
2014

Kaufmann & Strauss Signs

By mwilcox

Tobacco

Based on the image, this is a turn of the 19th century cigar sign. Signs like this were generally the property of the company that made the product advertised. Seldom were any of them returned when the product was no longer sold, or a newer...

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JUL
13
2014

Victorian Paper Mache Letter Box

By mwilcox

Papermachebox

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 were smaller pieces such as trays,...

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JUL
10
2014

Captain Hook Toby

By mwilcox

Capt D6597

Toby mugs are a tradition with Royal Doulton that dates back to 1933 when they were introduced by Charles Noke. The Royal Doulton character jugs range features popular personalities, as well as characters from history and fiction that has...

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JUL
09
2014

19th Century Bronze Church Bell

By mwilcox

Churchbell

Based on the images of this bell, the green tarnish on it and from what we know of the company that made it, it is most likely bronze. The company that made it, the McShane Bell Foundry, has been in operation since 1856, with over 300,000 bells...

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JUL
08
2014

“To the Society of Goffers At Blackheath”

By mwilcox

Goffer

Prints are often dangerous ground for novice collectors, particualrly if the print appears to be unusual or one just like it has been seen in a priceguide or on "Antiques Roadshow." This one has a long history, and is probably one of the most...

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JUL
06
2014

Vintage Pole/Floor lamps

By mwilcox

Italianlamp

Pole/floor lamps of all vintages are popular decorative items that tend to hold their value well because unlike some decorative items they will always be functional as well as decoartive. This unmarked floor lamp is quite modern as these things...

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