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Antiques Considered - April 16, 2014

This Victorian chandelier hangs in an old Northern Neck home.  The owner writes that it is not original to the house, but was an estate sale acquisition many years ago for $100.  The glass is hobnailed and amber-colored with matching prisms.  The latter are not displayed, as some are missing.  The owner has not been able to find any marking to indicate the maker.

Read more: Antiques Considered - April 16, 2014

Antiques Considered - April 9, 2014

This whale oil lamp was a recent charity bazaar purchase for $175.  It is in excellent condition, except for a slight dent in the metal rim.  The buyer was pleased to support the charity, and asks if she paid excessively.

Read more: Antiques Considered - April 9, 2014

Antiques Considered - April 2, 2014

This pair of jack-in-the-pulpit vases belongs to a lady in the Northern Neck, who inherited them many years ago.  They are in excellent condition, and are ten inches high.

Read more: Antiques Considered - April 2, 2014

Antiques Considered - March 26, 2014

This stoneware jug was a recent donation to a local charity, which has inquired as to its value.   The rim has a small flake out of it, and one of the glazed slips has burst.  Otherwise the condition is good.  It is marked in blue with a stylized “4” and a drawn dragonfly, the latter being obscure. The jug is 18 inches high.

Read more: Antiques Considered - March 26, 2014

Antiques Considered - March 19, 2014

This iron fire brigade toy comes from a Northern Neck family, whose son played with it as a child almost 70 years ago. It is in excellent condition, including the surface of the paint. The former child says that he took good care of his toys. The end product bears out his statement.

Read more: Antiques Considered - March 19, 2014

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