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Antiques Considered - January 1, 2014

These two small cloisonne’ bowls come from a Northern Neck family whose members have collected a large number of pieces.  Both are in excellent condition.  The other photographs also are interesting, but this one illustrates an important point in evaluating cloisonne’.

Read more: Antiques Considered - January 1, 2014

Antiques Considered - December 25, 2013

This secretary bookcase belonged to a lady from California who died earlier this year.  Her daughter has inherited it, and plans to keep it in her home in the Northern Neck.  The wood is mahogany, and the finish has been restored. The ends are solid, rather than paneled.  The secondary wood is pine.  One of the brass knobs on the upper drawer is damaged, but the overall condition is excellent.

Read more: Antiques Considered - December 25, 2013

Antiques Considered - December 18, 2013

A family in Lancaster County has asked about their ironstone tureen. It has its original plateau and ladle, and is in excellent condition except for a small chip on the lid and some discoloration on the base. They are interested in selling it, and would like to know how to price it, given the slight chip. The piece is unmarked as to the factory that made it.

Read more: Antiques Considered - December 18, 2013

Antiques Considered - December 11, 2013

A couple from Richmond inherited this Queen Anne tilttop table.  The wood is walnut, and the top has a split across the center.  Unfortunately, the previous owner had the piece refinished, and applied bar-top varnish, thereby making it “glow in the dark.”  They ask if they should have it re-refinished to eliminate the sheen.

Read more: Antiques Considered - December 11, 2013

Antiques Considered - December 4, 2013

This Sheraton lady’s work table belongs to a family from the Northern Neck The wood is cherry and tiger maple, with poplar secondary wood. The construction is interesting as the top is hinged at the rear, and opens to reveal compartments for the various sewing implements and threads. The family had the table refinished many years ago, but otherwise it is in original condition.

Read more: Antiques Considered - December 4, 2013

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