- Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 11:16
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These two pieces of stoneware recently came out of a Northern Neck family’s basement. The owners do not know how long they have been there, or where they originated. The crock is unmarked, save for the blue flowers. It has two chips on the rim. The jug bears the inscription, “UNFERMENTED COMMUNION WINE” and below it the
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 17:30
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Recently a family moved to the Northern Neck where they purchased a house with this chandelier hanging in the dining room. It does not match their décor, and they have asked how to proceed in selling it, as they are anxious to replace it with a modern fixture. They do not know the make, nor whether it is crystal or glass.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:55
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As we are in the middle of spring, we have been getting more inquiries about estate sales, how to arrange them, how to conduct them, what to do with the residue, and whether to hire a professional or to “do-it-yourself?” Periodically, I have treated this subject, and today’s column is an update in the hope that it will answer many of the questions.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 14:53
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This bentwood cradle belongs to a family from the Shenandoah Valley, now living in the Northern Neck. The wood appears to be oak, and the owners think the handmade mattress is original. The finish is also original.
Cradles are interesting period pieces, and this one is a good example of the style of the late nineteenth
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:01
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This cabinet, which some refer to as a hutch, is a part of the inheritance of a Fredericksburg family. It is either fruitwood or walnut, and is in excellent condition. The knobs might be replacements, but the finish is original. The shelves are stationary, and the back is paneled with solid planks, and not made of plywood.