- Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 11:01
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The owner of this cup and saucer had one of the handles repaired shortly after purchasing them, and now questions whether to have a chip on the rim restored. The pair was an antiques shop purchase many years ago. No maker’s mark or indication of origin is visible
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 14:03
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This chest is one of the oldest pieces we have covered in the 15 years of writing this column. The family who owns it acquired it at auction over 50 years ago in Washington. The hardware is original, as is the finish, although the latter shows the signs of its great age.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 11:24
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This French Provincial chest was a family piece brought to the Northern Neck by a French lady who had inherited it.
The wood is walnut, and the iron hinges and brass escutcheons are original.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 11:19
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This antique tin belongs to a Richmond family with a second home in the Northern Neck. The painting on all of the surfaces is in remarkably good condition, and the porcelain knob appears to be original.
The stenciled label reads “Ex Yng Hyson”, and the picture of the girl on the front shows only minor wear. The owners are considering cleaning it, and perhaps repainting the worn parts.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 10:24
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A family from Maryland who settled in the Northern Neck brought these assorted pieces of Amberina glass with them over a century ago. The collection consists of five square bowls, six berry dishes, and ten butter pats.
The owners wish to increase the collection and have asked how to proceed, as they cannot find pieces in antiques shops.