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Antiques Considered - July 24, 2013

This painted chest was a recent auction purchase by a gentleman in the Middle Peninsula.  It shows no signs of ever having had a mirror attached.  The knobs are replacements, the originals having been bails, as evidenced by the two drilled holes at each pull, one having been filled in before the piece was painted.  The wood appears to be oak or chestnut.  The piece has paneled ends, and the drawers are dovetailed.

Read more: Antiques Considered - July 24, 2013

Antiques Considered - July 17, 2013

A couple of years ago a Kilmarnock couple inherited this oak hall tree.  It retains the original finish and has all of the original brass-plated iron hooks.  The mirror is beveled, and the piece is in excellent condition.  The seat lifts to reveal a place for storing shoes.  As they cannot use it in their home, they are planning to

Read more: Antiques Considered - July 17, 2013

Antiques Considered - July 10, 2013

A family near Kilmarnock recently inherited this oak sideboard.  They are considering selling it as none of the heirs has room for it.  The finish is probably original, and the condition is excellent, including that of the original mirror and the veneer.  It has solid ends.

Read more: Antiques Considered - July 10, 2013

Antiques Considered - July 3, 2013

A lady wrote that she was considering purchasing this daybed, but she hesitated over the price being $125.  I replied that from the picture it looked like a good buy.  Upon getting better resolution of the picture, I amend the use of the adjective, “good”, to replace it with “fantastic.”

Read more: Antiques Considered - July 3, 2013

Antiques Considered - June 26, 2013

The daughter of a Northern Neck lady has sent this picture of her Victorian settee that she would like to sell.  The wood is walnut, and she writes that it is carved in the Eastlake manner.  The two rear casters are missing, and reupholstering would be timely.  She notes that the piece also needs strengthening.

This settee undoubtedly was originally part of a parlor suite that included a gentleman’s chair, a lady’s chair,

Read more: Antiques Considered - June 26, 2013

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