Found 22 articles matching "unloved antiques".
  • Mar 24 2014
  • 24 Mar 2014

Unloved Antiques: Cavalier Cedar Chests

Some items, even if in good shape and approaching the magical 100-year mark that turns a “vintage” item into an “antique,” do not appreciate in […]

  • Jan 12 2014
  • 12 Jan 2014

Unloved Antiques: Old Master Prints

No yard sale or flea market would complete without a few Old Master–type renderings of works by notable artists like Rembrandt van Rijn. Some them […]

  • Nov 12 2013
  • 12 Nov 2013

Unloved Antiques: Capodimonte Ceramics

I don’t have a week go by that I don’t get a call or email about a “fantastic” piece of Italian porcelain by “Capodimonte.” It’s […]

  • Nov 4 2013
  • 4 Nov 2013

Unloved Antiques: Bronze Commemorative Medals and Coins

Nearly everyone has a bronze commemorative coin or medal kicking about the house. I must have a half dozen or so myself from local events. […]

  • Feb 19 2013
  • 19 Feb 2013

Unloved Antiques: Reproduction Victorian-Era Spyglasses

The next item in this series of Unloved Antiques is something that causes big problems in the antique and collectibles market: reproduction scientific instruments; the […]

  • Jan 15 2013
  • 15 Jan 2013

Unloved Antiques: Great-Great-Grandma’s Spinning Wheels

The next item in this series of Unloved Antiques is something that once was almost a requirement in any antique shop: the spinning wheel. During […]

  • Dec 5 2011
  • 5 Dec 2011

Unloved Antiques: The American Old Family Bible

Next in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is the American “Old Family Bible.” Most families have one, often said to be “At least 200 years […]

  • Nov 14 2011
  • 14 Nov 2011

Unloved Antiques: ‘Starving Artist’ Paintings

The 14th item in this series of Unloved Antiques is really more decorative arts than antique, but we get a huge number of requests for information […]

  • Oct 31 2011
  • 31 Oct 2011

Unloved Antiques: 19th-Century Pump Organs

The next item in this series of Unloved Antiques is the 19th-century “pump” or “reed” organ, or the Estey “Eastlake-style”* organ, to be more precise. […]

  • Oct 17 2011
  • 17 Oct 2011

Unloved Antiques: ‘Stradivarius’ Style Violins

The twelfth item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is the world-famous “Stradivarius Violins.” Nothing hits the popular-culture’s buttons better than the idea of a […]