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Antiques Considered - January 23, 2013

Victorian shadowbox frames remain popular despite the downturn we are experiencing with most Victoriana.  This large walnut one comes from a family here in the Northern Neck.  It has what the family thinks is the original glass, in part because the silvering has some spots and lines due to age.  The family is considering replacing the mirror.  The frame is rusticated, and the gilt gesso liner retains its original finish.

Read more: Antiques Considered - January 23, 2013

Antiques Considered - January 16, 2013

This Victorian walnut marbletop chest belongs to a Northern Neck family with roots in the Midwest.  It is in excellent condition, and the family thinks that it is complete, showing no evidence of having had an attached mirror or splashboard.  The secondary wood is poplar.  The ends are paneled, and the finish is original.

Read more: Antiques Considered - January 16, 2013

Antiques Considered - January 9, 2013

A lady from the Midwest inherited this secretary bookcase, which has passed through her family for several generations.  It is walnut, with poplar secondary wood.  The interior is elaborate, with many cubbyholes and small drawers.  The family thinks the finish is original, but the somewhere along the road the back has been replaced with plywood.

Read more: Antiques Considered - January 9, 2013

Antiques Considered - January 2, 2013

This Victorian chair is one of a set of five that belonged to a family from the lower Northern Neck.  It is walnut, and, along with two others in the set, has a needlepoint seat.  The remaining two have fabric seats.  All are sturdy and in good condition.

Read more: Antiques Considered - January 2, 2013

Antiques Considered - December 26, 2012

This Victorian worktable comes from the lower Northern Neck where it has belonged to the same family for several generations.

It is walnut, with poplar secondary wood. The upper drawer is divided into sections to accommodate the various sewing needs. The escutcheons are ivory, and the pulls are original. The owners think it has been refinished many years ago.

Read more: Antiques Considered - December 26, 2012

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