- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:24
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A collector from Lancaster County purchased this Victorian walnut sideboard at an antiques shop in Richmond about 10 years ago. It has the original finish and is in excellent condition and complete except for the missing escutcheon on the drawer on the right in the photograph. All of the carving, which is part of the wood panels, and not the result of an applied technique, has survived intact.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 15:11
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This table has passed through several generations of a Fredericksburg family. The primary wood is walnut, with pine secondary wood. The larger board on the top appears to have been part of another table, as the underneath shows former hinge marks. The present owners think that the finish is original. The apron is scored along the bottom edge.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 11:14
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This pottery vase comes from a Northern Neck resident whose granddaughter emailed several pictures of it. One of the pictures she sent shows no identifying marks on the bottom.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:39
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This slantfront desk comes from a Richmond family who has owned it for many years. It is English, with solid ends and the original finish. The primary wood is mahogany, with extensive satinwood inlays, particularly in the interior. The secondary wood is English oak.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:49
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Last week, I gave a presentation to the members of the Northumberland Woman’s Club in Lottsburg on the topic of antiques and their current values. After the talk, I offered appraisals for the items the ladies had brought to the meeting. I found many interesting pieces, including a Victorian parlor suite, only one chair of which the lady had brought, and some fine pieces of china and glassware.