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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.
The Paragon octagonal dish has a picture of Minnie playing the piano while Mickey dances.
Nam Greb was an artist who made detailed metal figures in Austria during the early 19th century.
A life-size cutout of a woman holding a box labeled “Edison Mazda lamps” recently sold at auction.
Collectors want early-20th-century hooked rugs made from burlap backings and strips of old clothes.
The pieces are difficult to make and are vulnerable to damage and decay.
Vladimir Kagan designed chairs with sloping backs, arms and footrests that were partially hidden.
The highly collectable mills were hand-cranked until 1938 when the first electric models were made.
The famous “Yes/No” teddy bears (and dogs) were made by the German Schuco company in the 1930s.
Renowned French artist Emile Galle (1846-1904) also designed, made and sold pottery and furniture.
They told the direction of the wind and aided in forecasting the, well, weather.