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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

Antiques Considered - October 9, 2013

This week we have an interesting historical anomaly in that the owner of these two pieces of Staffordshire, which he purchased separately over 30 years ago, has English pottery depicting one of England’s greatest enemies, Napoleon Bonaparte. Both are in excellent condition, and are part of his Napoleonia collection.

Read more: Antiques Considered - October 9, 2013

Antiques Considered - October, 2, 2013

A writer from Montross has inquired about this cabinet, which she references as a “doughbox.”  It has been in her family for a number of generations.  She brought it with her from Iowa when she moved to the Northern Neck five years ago, but she notes that her family has roots in Ohio, New York and Virginia.  Some of the blanking comes from a single board, and she thinks the nails are handmade.

Read more: Antiques Considered - October, 2, 2013

Antiques Considered - September 25, 2013

Last week’s column on the McCoy vase has elicited an inquiry about this comparable piece of art pottery, a Roseville ashtray.  Roseville was one of McCoy’s principal competitors, both firms having originated in central Ohio. Roseville began as a manufacturer of functional pottery housewares, but in the 1890s entered into the art pottery market.

Read more: Antiques Considered - September 25, 2013

Antiques Considered - September 18, 2013

This McCoy pottery planter was a recent estate sale purchase here in the Northern Neck. The owner would like information on McCoy, and questions how collectible its works are. The piece is in excellent condition.

McCoy is one of the most prevalent forms of American Art Pottery.      

Read more: Antiques Considered - September 18, 2013

 

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