- 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.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 09:39
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This Victorian parlor table comes from the estate of a prominent Northern Neck family.
The marble is dark reddish brown, and the wood of the frame is walnut. The finish is original. Unfortunately, many years ago in moving the piece, the marble top snapped in two, and has been glued back together, apparently, not successfully, as the seam is not even. No label or stamp has been found indicating who made the table.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 10:36
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A writer from King George has inquired about polishing her pair of coach lamps. They came from her grandmother’s home, and have been in her family for several generations. She speculates that they might have come off of a nineteenth-century hearse.