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The toy from early 1900s is on a wheeled platform, so the pumkin-head dancers go in circles when wound up.
When you hold the 18th-century plate up to a strong light, the white china appears to be light green.
A recent auction sold the play icebox with its original pristine box for $1,440. It is 5½ inches tall.
It’s actually a nest of four tables, designed by Gianfranco Frattini in the 1960s.
An English breakfast could be served with very fancy and expensive dishes and silver serving pieces.
This Provincial Louis XVI fruitwood window seat was sold at a New Orleans auction for $1,625.
Tea was a luxury in the 18th century, so special boxes were made for it with a lock and key.
At least five famous midcentury modern designers made chairs that looked like large hard-boiled eggs with a cutout for seating space: Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971), Milo… Continue reading
The piece features intricate reticulation and decoration. The original insert was signed by the artist.
The “swinger” keeps time and the pendulum keeps swinging, but there is no sign of a power source.
The 7-inch vessel is made of dark amber glass with a wooden spike and a partial German label. It sold for $780.
The furniture was used in a Southern dining room to mix drinks. There were special shelves to store bottles.
If you’re looking for one made before the 1930s, check country names. For example, Persia became Iran in 1935.
It held a picture of President Abraham Lincoln and another picture of the family’s uniformed soldier.
The watercolor was made for Amos Tyler, who died in 1829, probably in Massachusetts, at the age of 38.
Few collectors today would recognize Horatio Lord Nelson, who lived from 1758 to 1805.
This David Gilhooly sculpture sold for $2,125. He added frogs to his artwork as a running joke.
This Biedermeier secretaire a abattant has a “Baker” label. It sold for $1,063 at an auction in 2019.
While this rarity appears to have original faded paint, watch out for reproductions made since the 1980s.
Would you believe a whopping $1,080 for this sign from the early 1900s?