The George Washington Trivet
According to Kelly & Ellwood in their 1990 book Trivets & Stands, the first George Washington Trivet was designed and cast in brass for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876. George Washington was an appropriate subject, considering that the Exposition was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Dec
Timely Deals at Clock Auction
Editor’s Note: Mark Peer, WorthPoint’s Worthologist specializing in antique clocks, reports on the recent Fontaine’s auction that featured many spectacular antiques.
Stoking Interest in Antique Stove
Editor’s Note: While WorthPoint strives to help you get the most from your art, antiques and collectibles, it also strives to give back to communities by offering advice and expertise. Christopher Kent relates one such attempt.
Symbolism of the American Eagle in Trivet Designs
The Symbolism of the American Eagle in Trivet Designs
By Lynn Rosack
I recently received the following question from a fellow WorthPoint member:
I have a couple Wilton trivets (eagle in wreath w/heart) and I’m interested in the history of the eagle/wreath/heart symbol. Do you have any information on this?
Does Repair Hurt Antique Values?
Editor’s Note: Questions often arise about repairing antiques. Does that automatically lower the value of the piece? Are there circumstances where restoring it increases its value? Worthologist Fred Taylor, WorthPoint’s American furniture expert, has the answers. A middle-aged friend recently told me the story of her visit, with her sister, to her grandmother’s house. While […]
Dating Antiques? Check the Joinery
Editor’s Note: The age and period of antiques can often be determined by the simplest details. Worthologist Fred Taylor examines drawer joinery and Mr. Knapp’s ingenious invention. One of the first things to be looked at when trying to determine the age of a piece of older or antique furniture is the type of joinery […]