- Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:21
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This print of The University of Virginia belongs to a family, one of whose members graduated from the school almost a century ago. The picture was taken out of its shadowbox frame at the framer’s where the present owner had taken it to be remounted. He found that it was wet-mounted, meaning that it is glued to the backing. The colors are faded slightly, but the overall condition is good. The copyright date is 1907.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 11:29
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This settee and side chair were recent estate sale acquisitions by a Northern Neck family, who are asking whether to refinish or not. The present finish is a reddish mahogany, with a lighter wood showing through in several places. The owners paid $100 for the settee and $50 for the chair.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 14:38
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A stoneware collector in Charlottesville recently purchased this jug at a consignment shop there. He paid $32., and would like to know if the piece is worth the money. The condition is excellent, there being no cracks or chips. He thinks the jug might be a Shenandoah Valley product, but it is unmarked. It is 12 inches high and six inches in diameter.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:24
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A collector from Lancaster County purchased this Victorian walnut sideboard at an antiques shop in Richmond about 10 years ago. It has the original finish and is in excellent condition and complete except for the missing escutcheon on the drawer on the right in the photograph. All of the carving, which is part of the wood panels, and not the result of an applied technique, has survived intact.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 15:11
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This table has passed through several generations of a Fredericksburg family. The primary wood is walnut, with pine secondary wood. The larger board on the top appears to have been part of another table, as the underneath shows former hinge marks. The present owners think that the finish is original. The apron is scored along the bottom edge.