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Antiques Considered - May 15, 2013

As we are in the middle of spring, we have been getting more inquiries about estate sales, how to arrange them, how to conduct them, what to do with the residue, and whether to hire a professional or to “do-it-yourself?” Periodically, I have treated this subject, and today’s column is an update in the hope that it will answer many of the questions.

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Antiques Considered - May 8, 2013

This bentwood cradle belongs to a family from the Shenandoah Valley, now living in the Northern Neck. The wood appears to be oak, and the owners think the handmade mattress is original. The finish is also original.
 Cradles are interesting period pieces, and this one is a good example of the style of the late nineteenth

Read more: Antiques Considered - May 8, 2013

Antiques Considered - May 1, 2013

This cabinet, which some refer to as a hutch, is a part of the inheritance of a Fredericksburg family.  It is either fruitwood or walnut, and is in excellent condition.  The knobs might be replacements, but the finish is original.  The shelves are stationary, and the back is paneled with solid planks, and not made of plywood.

Read more: Antiques Considered - May 1, 2013

Antiques Considered - April 24, 2013

This compote belongs to a lady in the lower Northern Neck, who acquired it at an antiques shop over 40 years ago. She notes that many visitors to her home think it is cut glass, when in reality it is pressed glass. It is in excellent condition, with the proper signs of wear on the bottom. It is one-piece, 12 inches high, and 12 inches in diameter.  She is downsizing, and in the preparations is considering selling the compote, and asks if the Internet is

Read more: Antiques Considered - April 24, 2013

Antiques Considered - April 17, 2013

A gentleman in Middlesex County purchased this Roseville cider pitcher many years ago.  It has been a prized possession in his home, but now he is considering selling it.  The condition is perfect, and the piece is not artist-signed.  The colors remain vivid.  He has inquired as to the current value, and does not recall what he paid for it.

Read more: Antiques Considered - April 17, 2013

 

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