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Antiques Considered - January 18, 2012

Returning to last week’s theme of the Washington Winter Antique Show, I spoke with another dealer whom I had not known previously.  His name is William Adair, and he operates Gold Leaf Studios in Washington.

His exhibit showed the full panoply of frames that his firm has restored.  The business covers the gamut of framing options, making sure that the proper surround is present for each work of art.

The business has the capability to restore or replicate any possible frame, including the carving of intricate woodwork, the matching of delicate gold leafing and tempura finishes, and the refitting of older frames to be “married” to paintings or bas reliefs.  I stood in awe of the masterful projects they have undertaken.

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Antiques Considered - January 11, 2012

 

This past Saturday our family paid our annual visit to the Washington Winter Show, always one of the finest antique shows in America.  Again this year housed at the Katzen Center at American university, the show hosted 45 of the nation’s premier antique dealers, who brought some of their finest treasures.

The theme of this year’s show was entitled, “Celebrating The White House.”  

The welcoming exhibit featured items for the Executive Mansion’s earliest years down to the present.  The catalog of the show contains wonderful articles about The White House and the antiques that have passed through it over the past two centuries.

The exhibits were truly awesome.  Of particular regional interest was that of A Bird In The Hand Antiques from

Read more: Antiques Considered - January 11, 2012

Antiques Considered - January 4, 2012

This Victorian washstand comes from an estate in the lower Northern Neck.  The primary wood is walnut, and the secondary is pine.  The pulls are original and the marble is in excellent condition. The finish appears to be original. The heirs are considering selling it as no one in the family wants to have it.

As Victorian washstands go, this is a nice example.  The marble top, splashboard and two shelves are elaborate, and the pulls show good carving techniques.  Almost certainly, this piece once was part of a larger bedroom suite, consisting of a huge bed, armoire, dresser with mirror, and perhaps a chest.  The latter two pieces would have had

Read more: Antiques Considered - January 4, 2012

Antiques Considered - December 28, 2011

This Victorian washstand comes from an estate in the lower Northern Neck.  The primary wood is walnut, and the secondary is pine. The pulls are original and the marble is in excellent condition. The finish appears to be original. The heirs are considering selling it as no one in the family wants to have it.

As Victorian washstands go this is a nice example.  The marble top, splashboard and two shelves are elaborate, and the pulls show good carving techniques.  Almost certainly, this piece once was part of a larger bedroom suite, consisting of a

Read more: Antiques Considered - December 28, 2011

Antiques Considered - December 14, 2011

 An old Northern Neck family has treasured this chest for several generations.  It is burl mahogany, laid out in a pattern across the three lower drawer fronts.  The pulls are original, and the ends are paneled.  The marble top with its serpentine front that is replicated in the three small upper drawers is in excellent condition.  Unfortunately, it shows the filled holes, which previously were the openings for dowels that supported glove boxes and a mirrored back.  

This chest began as a bureau with its mirrored back. 

Read more: Antiques Considered - December 14, 2011

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