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Antiques Considered -August 20, 2014

This mahogany chest belongs to a Northern Neck family, who purchased it from an antiques shop many years ago.  The secondary wood is oak, and the hardware and finish are original.  The owner thinks that the ogee bracket feet are also original.  All of the drawer locks work with the same iron key.

Read more: Antiques Considered -August 20, 2014

Antiques Considered -August 13, 2014

This cylinder-front desk formerly belonged to a Washington lawyer, and has now been inherited by his children. The wood is mahogany with English oak secondary wood. All of the brass inlay and trimming are in place, and the overall condition is excellent. The cylinder works quite well. They have asked whether to polish the brass.

Read more: Antiques Considered -August 13, 2014

Antiques Considered -August 6, 2014

This McCoy pottery vase came as a Facebook inquiry.  It is a fine piece of the company’s production, and dates from the early twentieth century.

Read more: Antiques Considered -August 6, 2014

Antiques Considered - July 30, 2014

Earlier this month our family made a two-week trip to France.  Despite poor airline service we had a wonderful jaunt that included several days in Normandy.  While there we waded out in the water at Omaha Beach, and climbed to the top of Mont Saint-Michel, the island monastery off the Norman coast.

Read more: Antiques Considered - July 30, 2014

Antiques Considered - July 23, 2014

A lady in the Northern Neck inherited this Victorian sofa from her brother, who was a prominent decorator and antiques dealer.  It was in what possibly was the original horsehair upholstery, and she has had it recovered in the present floral pattern, fortunately retaining the original tufting pattern in the back.  The upholsterer referred to the sofa as being English Victorian.

Read more: Antiques Considered - July 23, 2014

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