- 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.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 13:53
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This jelly cupboard was an estate sale purchase in Maryland many years ago. The wood is chestnut, and the piece at one time was painted. The present owners stripped and refinished it. The piece is solid, in good condition, but the keepers for both latches are missing, and the doors tend to swing open.