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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

Antiques Considered - November 13, 2013

A couple from Richmond inherited this papier maché tray and stand from her family. It is unsigned, and shows signs of considerable usage over the years.  They think the stand is conteporary with the tray, and they are asking whether the paint should be “touched up.”

Read more: Antiques Considered - November 13, 2013

Antiques Considered - November 6, 2013

This pot belongs to a family in the lower Northern Neck. They think it was intended for hot chocolate.  It is marked Theodore Haviland, Limoges, France.  Above the name is a large “W” in a garland of olive branches and ribbons. The condition is perfect, and the gold-leafing is not worn.

Read more: Antiques Considered - November 6, 2013

Antiques Considered - October 23, 2013

A family in the lower Northern Neck has inherited a house filled with a variety of colonial and Federal Period paneling. The house was built about 40 years ago on a site overlooking the Rappahannock River by a couple who collected the woodwork from an old house in Nelson County.  Apparently, it was a great do-it-yourself project, and they designed the new house to accommodate the woodwork, replicating the rooms from which it came.

Read more: Antiques Considered - October 23, 2013

Antiques Considered - October 16, 2013

This sandstone bookend has made a round trip from the Northern Neck to Washington and back. It belongs to a local gentleman who acquired it at an estate sale several years ago.  The brass plaque on the rear states that it was part of the East Front of the United States Capitol from 1793 to 1960.

Read more: Antiques Considered - October 16, 2013

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