- Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:55
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A couple from Richmond inherited this Queen Anne tilttop table. The wood is walnut, and the top has a split across the center. Unfortunately, the previous owner had the piece refinished, and applied bar-top varnish, thereby making it “glow in the dark.” They ask if they should have it re-refinished to eliminate the sheen.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 15:55
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This Sheraton lady’s work table belongs to a family from the Northern Neck The wood is cherry and tiger maple, with poplar secondary wood. The construction is interesting as the top is hinged at the rear, and opens to reveal compartments for the various sewing implements and threads. The family had the table refinished many years ago, but otherwise it is in original condition.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:44
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A couple from Richmond inherited this papier maché tray and stand from her family. It is unsigned, and shows signs of considerable usage over the years. They think the stand is conteporary with the tray, and they are asking whether the paint should be “touched up.”
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 14:12
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This pot belongs to a family in the lower Northern Neck. They think it was intended for hot chocolate. It is marked Theodore Haviland, Limoges, France. Above the name is a large “W” in a garland of olive branches and ribbons. The condition is perfect, and the gold-leafing is not worn.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:39
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A family in the lower Northern Neck has inherited a house filled with a variety of colonial and Federal Period paneling. The house was built about 40 years ago on a site overlooking the Rappahannock River by a couple who collected the woodwork from an old house in Nelson County. Apparently, it was a great do-it-yourself project, and they designed the new house to accommodate the woodwork, replicating the rooms from which it came.