- Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 11:08
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A lady from King George has sent pictures of three items she acquired as a teenager with her mother in the 1960s. They paid $25 at auction in Fairfax or Loudoun for the teapot, and worried on the way home that her father should be upset. The condition is excellent, and she notes that she never has used it. The two pieces of carnival glass are also in fine condition, and are legacies from her grandmother.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 13:36
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This Delftware plate was an estate sale purchase several years ago. At that time the plate had a small chip on the rim. The purchaser has had the damage restored to the point where it hardly is noticeable. On the reverse is an indistinguishable blue mark, but otherwise the plate has no identifying features. It is nine inches in diameter.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:27
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This antique toolbox has never left the Northern Neck. It was made by a master carpenter at the end of the nineteenth century, and has descended through his family thereafter. The woods are pine and oak, and the interior has four trays, two each stacked one upon another.
- Last Updated on Monday, 02 November 2015 15:26
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This quilt belongs to the estate of a lady who died recently. It had descended through her husband’s family, and probably was made by an unknown ancestor in Minnesota well over 100 years ago.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 12:22
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This Sheraton double bed has been in a family from Richmond, now living in Lancaster County. The wood is pine, and the size is three-quarter. It is in excellent condition, and is “quite comfortable for one.” The family thinks that the finish and casters are original.