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Antiques Considered - February 25, 2009

   Last Saturday our family traveled over to Gloucester County in the Middle Peninsula to see two of our clients about possible estate sales.  After visiting the clients we went to our favorite eatery in Gloucester Courthouse, The Wild Rabbit on Main Street.  The food there is uniformly excellent, and the ambience is especially interesting because of the "peppering" of antiques in the dining rooms.
   Near our table was this nice Victorian walnut marbletop table.  It dates from the mid-nineteenth century and has the characteristic Eastlake intaglio cutting on the corners of the apron.  The condition is excellent, and the finish seems to be original.  The marble is in perfect shape, showing good signs of wear and age.
   The antiques in the restaurant are for sale, and the price for this table is $210, which I thought to be fair.   Many other pieces are for sale, including some interesting mirrors made from old porcelain plates.  They were priced under $30, which seemed quite reasonable, considering the amount of work that someone put into making them.  The artwork is of fine quality as well, and is attractively hung throughout the restaurant.
   Often we think of restaurants and antique shops as being different entities, but at The Wild Rabbit the two converge to make for very pleasant interlude while passing through Gloucester Courthouse.  Apparently the antique business is good there, for the pieces on display seem to change frequently.
   The food is always great, from homemade soups to delectable salads to marvelous paninis.  If one has a reason to travel to Gloucester County, The Wild Rabbit is a must for fine cuisine.  Main Street has received a facelift which has attracted some nice shops to open along its course, and parking is never difficult.
   If you go to Gloucester County and stop at The Wild Rabbit I can say, Happy Antiquing and "Bon Appetit!"
   • Lisa  and Henry Lane Hull operate Commonwealth Antiques and Appraisals, Inc. at 5150 Jessie DuPont  Hwy. (P.O.Box 35) Wicomico Church, Virginia 22579, a firm which he founded in 1973.  
   The appraisal service began in 1976.  Write to him there,  or by e-mail at comantqu @ crosslink.net, with pictures and descriptions of items you wish to have him treat in "Antiques Considered."  Please include a stamped, addressed envelope if you wish a personal acknowledgement.
 

 

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