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At first, Wellington boots were a fashion statement. Then farmers and soldiers began to wear them.
Ornate stuff like this 1870 American Renaissance-era cabinet just looks weird in contemporary homes.
A simple cardboard jack-o’-lantern dressed like a maid from the 1930s recently sold for $90.
It features partial shelves built below the 20-inch square tabletop. It sold for $13,000 at auction.
The Art Nouveau artist must have liked cats. They are almost the only animal figure he made.
Antiques made of iron, even clown’s heads like this one, have long been coveted by collectors.
The circular tube was a water flask for when streams were far away. An example recently sold for $325.
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.