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Sailors had time to carve ivory objects, often as gifts, and the ankle and leg were considered erotic.
The bed still has the original fabric-wrapped metal wire webbing the designer patented in 1879.
A new book could stimulate interest in the family’s work — and raise prices for collectors.
The fine-grained black siltstone comes from just one place on Earth: Slatechuck Creek on Haida Gwaii.
This pine box from the 1850s was for proofing bread dough. The lid was a place to rest and cut it.
“Unique” is a word that is often misused by collectors. It means one of a kind. There can never be a unique mass-produced chair, but… Continue reading
Their Art Deco style remains popular a century later — many have sold for up to $1,500.
Do they hoard to replace something that was missing in their life? Or is it interest history or art?
A horse-drawn wagon from 1910 built by Charles Cretors fetched $34,000 at an antiques auction.
A pair of authentic 7½-inch-high figures of a Sultan and Sultana sold at recently for $1,220.
She held a sword, wreath, shield decorated with stars and stripes, and wore the Phrygian liberty cap.
It’s now known to be a tea or dessert table that held plates, cups, saucers and food for a meal.
The rare lollipop basket features a top rim with round pieces that look like little lollipops.
The chart priced at $2,200 has a metal lamp visor and a linen scroll with letters of different sizes.
But most of Hires ads had few pictures, just descriptions of its health values or the good shape.
The elaborately decorated vessel with a hidden “straw” was made in Budapest, Hungary, in about 1895.
The 48-star banner was probably made to display at a Forth of July or “Welcome Home Soldier” party.
The modern architect and designer was most known for creating the sleek “Airline” chair.
The child’s arm moves and opens the top of the desk to show candy hidden inside.
Their innovation led to seed tape, whose turn-of-the-century packaging is coveted today.