Sat12272014

Last updateWed, 27 Dec 2017 12am

   201412metrocast

Antiques Considered - August 22, 2012

This French semainier belonged to a lady of French descent, who inherited the piece from a friend.  The owner recently died, and the piece now belongs to her daughter.    The primary wood appears to be a form of fruitwood, and the secondary wood is oak.  The marble top is dark gray, and in perfect condition.  The chest retains its original hardware. 

This piece is a great example of fine French furniture of the nineteenth century.  It dates from the 1840s, during the reign of Louis Philippe, who styled his monarchy, which lasted form 1830 to 1848,  as the Kingdom of the French, rather than of France, as the regime had been known for over 800 years.  He was known as a bourgeois king, who was popular with the people until he was overthrown during the Revolution of 1848.

Read more: Antiques Considered - August 22, 2012

Antiques Considered - August 15, 2012

 

This week a writer from Boston, Mass. has asked via e-mail about this oak chest that is part of an estate he is settling. He has been offered $100 for it, and asks whether that is a fair price.

This chest, or as some would call it, dresser, is a good example of its period and genre. It dates from the turn of the twentieth century, and is factory-made. The lines are good, and the finish appears to be original. The mirror is beveled, and the feet, not shown in this photograph, are cabriole in shape. The façade with five drawers is serpentine, and the piece still has its original wooden pulls. The ends are paneled.

Read more: Antiques Considered - August 15, 2012

Antiques Considered - August 1, 2012

 

A local family purchased  this Hepplewhite butler's desk at a retirement home where an elderly couple was moving to assisted living.  The previous owners were unable to provide any history of the piece, except to say it had been in their family for many generations.

Read more: Antiques Considered - August 1, 2012

Antiques Considered - July 25, 2012

 

This antique scale belongs to an old Northern Neck family that once ran the store in which it was used. It has been in the family for over one hundred years, and is in excellent condition. The pan is tin, and the scale itself is steel, the family thinks, plated with nickel.  The marble retains its original polished shine.  It still measures things correctly, and the family uses it during summer months to weigh garden produce.  Unfortunately, it bears no maker’s identification.

Read more: Antiques Considered - July 25, 2012

Antiques Considered - July 18, 2012

This etched glass lidded compote belongs to a lady I met many years ago.  She acquired it at an estate sale here in the Northern Neck, and prizes it as one of her best pieces of glass.  It is in excellent condition, and the base shows the correct amount of wear for its age.  She is thinking of giving it as a wedding present, and wishes to know if its value is sufficiently significant, as she thinks the newlyweds might not realize its value.

Read more: Antiques Considered - July 18, 2012

 

narfe

Contact Lori Deem

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

540-709-7495 • 540-775-2024


 

Quikey

Bulletline


 

Balloon House


 link4

Wedding invitations and other announcements

201410chamber

 

201409pr

Contact Us

The Journal Press, Inc. P. O. Box 409, 10250 Kings Hwy. King George, VA 22485

EDITORIAL
Robert Berczuk
540-775-2024 Main

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

REPORTING
Leonard Banks
540-469-4196

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phyllis Cook
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Linda Farneth
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Richard Leggitt
540-993-7460
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PRODUCTION
Drue Murray
540-709-7288
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leonard Banks
540-469-4196

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ADVERTISING
Tanya M
540-775-2024 Main
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ADVERTISING SALES
Charlene Franks
540-709-7075
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carla Gutridge
540-709-7061
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dennis Verdak
540-709-7076
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COMMERCIAL PRINTING & SALES
Lori Deem, Print Shop
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tanya M.
540-775-2024 (Main)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OFFICE
Jessica Herrink
540-775-2024 (main)

540-469-4031
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Robert Berczuk
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Drue Murray
540-709-7288
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SUBSCRIPTIONS
Bonnie Gouvisis

540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COMMUNITY &
CHURCH DIRECTORY

Lori Deem
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PUBLIC NOTICES
& LEGALS

Charle Franks
540-709-7075
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.