- Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:21
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This sideboard belongs to a collector in Northumberland County. She purchased it many years ago, and thinks the finish is original. The wood is oak, and the overall condition is excellent, but the knobs might be replacements. She is interested in selling the piece, and concerned about setting a fair price.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 09:24
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This melodeon has belonged to the same family for more than 150 years. The maker is Child of Cleveland, OH. The wood is rosewood, and the keys appear to be ebony and ivory. The finish is original. It does not play at present, and the owners are considering either restoration or selling it as is.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 11:07
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The parents of a Northern Neck couple purchased this “coffee table” (quotes are mine) many years ago in Austria or in Germany. The wood is a type of European walnut, and the burled marquetry in the veneered top is in good condition. Underneath the feet no holes exist that would have indicated the presence of casters. The owners think it might have been refinished.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 11:05
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This chair is one of a set of six that the owners have inherited. They are the property of an old New England family and have been in the same home for at least 100 years.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 15:52
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Carnival glass remains quite popular in the antiques market, although it too has experienced a decline in value over the past decade. This dish belongs to a lady in the lower Northern Neck, and her family has owned it since it was new. The dish is in excellent condition, but unfortunately is unmarked.