• 17 Nov
    2008

Danish Modern

Danish Modern or “American” Danish Modern?

By Bradley Downs

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  • 15 Nov
    2008

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

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  • 13 Nov
    2008

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.

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  • 5 Nov
    2008

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.

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  • 4 Nov
    2008

Antique Furniture Glass – Is It Original?


Antique Furniture Glass – Is It Original?

By Fred Taylor

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  • 20 Oct
    2008

Sheffield Silver Candlesticks

Sheffield silver candlesticks: Light on some shady business of the past

By www.Marks4Antiques.com

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  • 17 Oct
    2008

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?

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  • 14 Oct
    2008

Mid Century Modern Reference Guides

Forget About Price Guides; for Mid Century Modern Furniture, Look for Reference Guides

By Bradley Downs

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  • 9 Oct
    2008

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 […]

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  • 2 Oct
    2008

The Future “Antique”

“Man…. That chair sure is ugly!”

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