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Antiques Considered - August 28, 2013

The owners of this creamer and lidded saucer have asked about its origin and the signature on the bottom of each piece.  They live in the Northern Neck and have owned the items for several generations.  The pieces are marked “KPM” and signed with the name of an English decorator, who put “1922” below her name.

Read more: Antiques Considered - August 28, 2013

Antiques Considered - August 21, 2013

A writer from Classic Shore in Colonial Beach has sent several photographs of this pottery jug that her mother purchased about 20 years ago at an antique shop. The photographs are not very clear, but they show a nice unmarked piece with an unusual spout on the side.  The overall condition appears to be quite good, and the color of the glaze is unusual.

Read more: Antiques Considered - August 21, 2013

Antiques Considered - August 14, 2013

These four English copper lustre pitchers are part of a large collection belonging to a lady in the lower Northern Neck.  She has some that are as early as the 1840s and others as late as the 1960s.  Several are broken, and others are in restored condition.  These are a representative sample.

Read more: Antiques Considered - August 14, 2013

Antiques Considered - August 7, 2013

This week we have another painted piece of furniture.   It is a jelly cupboard, with old, if not original, buttermilk green paint that is worn quite heavily.  The owner asks whether to have the piece refinished, or to leave it as is.  From the places where the paint is worn off, he thinks the wood is cherry, and notes the sturdy construction throughout.

Read more: Antiques Considered - August 7, 2013

Antiques Considered - July 31, 2013

This step-back Sheraton or Empire chest was a purchase at a private estate sale by a gentleman who enjoys working on furniture.  It needed little attention, mainly cleaning the old finish, and re-gluing some of the glue blocks.  The wood is mahogany with the drawer fronts in burl veneer, and the secondary wood is pine.

Read more: Antiques Considered - July 31, 2013

 

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