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Made in the unfamiliar style, the seats were carved, ebonized and have mother-of-pearl inlay.
Collectors look for figurals of monkeys, frogs, ducks, alligators and even a cowboy with lasso.
Gold- and Blue-Star flags must be displayed according to strict guidelines.
His lamps and more are highly prized today, but they fell out of favor shortly after his death.
Instead of stacking mail inside an envelope in a drawer, the Ohmer’s Sons cabinet files papers flat.
The French storage dish was meant to hold your money and keys on a dresser in about 1900.
Because he is a Disney character, there are strict laws about copying the duck’s likeness.
Eggs, on the other hand, have been a universal symbol of spring since ancient times.
The copy an example of fool-the-eye (trompe-l’oeil), a popular theme in a new type of art.
Some think the British cartoon is a negative stereotype that insults those of Irish background.
The abstract design of the pot and two cups was based on the circle, square and cross shapes.
Very early flower-decorated pigs from Wemyss Ware have auctioned for over $30,000.
A pair of metal pins that held pictures of the 1888 presidential candidates sold for $209.
Before boxes of 25 cards for Valentine’s Day were sold in stores, Americans made their own.
An early 19th-century reproduction of the table sells today for $6,000 to $10,000.
The glass vessel is shaped like a bust of our first president and has his name around the bottom.
The settee is a furniture form that dates to the 1810s. It’s a lengthened Windsor or Hitchcock chair.
The Alfred F. Wood Perfume Manufacturing Co. creams were advertised from 1883 to about 1910.
During the wars from 1793 to 1815, over 120,000 were captured and held in camps with nothing to do.
But historians know about his accomplishments in the Navy, politics and predicting the weather.