- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 10:26
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This chair was an estate sale purchase some years ago. It still has its original black lacquer finish, which, with its gold decoration, is worn in spots, and the rush seat is very old, if not original. The latter is real rush, rather than the twisted brown paper type that is more common today.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:28
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This pair of cloisonné vases has descended through the family of a lady in Lancaster County. They are in perfect condition, and are unmarked as to country of origin. The bases appear to be brass that has been silver-plated. The plating has worn off in spots. They are six inches tall, and the present owner does not know how long they have been in
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 16:21
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These three brass candlesticks come from an old Northern Neck family. The pair is 15 inches high and the single one is 12 inches. The owners polish them once a year, and are concerned whether they are damaging the patina by so-doing. All three have their original ejectors.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 17:42
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Last Saturday I participated for the twelfth time in the Saint Clement’s Island Museum’s Appraiser Fair at Colton’s Point, in Saint Mary’s County, Maryland. I was happy to see a good contingent of Northern Neck regulars present as well as to have the opportunity to inspect some great antiques.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:12
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Victorian shadowbox frames remain popular despite the downturn we are experiencing with most Victoriana. This large walnut one comes from a family here in the Northern Neck. It has what the family thinks is the original glass, in part because the silvering has some spots and lines due to age. The family is considering replacing the mirror. The frame is rusticated, and the gilt gesso liner retains its original finish.