Brimfield Antiques & Collectibles: Furniture Finds
WorthPoint’s CEO and founder, Will Seippel, has been a collector most of his life. He put himself through college buying and selling antiques, and there are few things he enjoys more than walking the fields at Brimfield hunting and gathering collectibles and antiques.
Videographer: Scott J. Shactman
Editor: Sharon Levy
Antique Seating: What Are You Sitting On?
Antiques very often have seating material that is—well you know— that woven stuff that comes in old chair seats. It’s not fabric, it’s not leather, it’s not cowhide, it’s . . . What exactly is it? That depends, of course, but first determine what it is not. More likely than not, it is not bamboo. […]
Paperweight Collectibles Find a Following
Paperweight collectibles. If there ever was a collectible that hollered “Art for Art’s sake!” it was this one. Glass paperweights, with their colorful and complex designs, were always more aesthetic ornaments than functional objects to actually hold down paper or double as inkwells or toothpick holders.
Antique English silver-plated candelabra (a pair)
I did post a blog a few weeks back, trying to date and identify this beautiful pair of silver-plated candelabra, standing approx 20 inches high. A lady called Anita suggested I try to find the maker’s name, but I don’t know where to look. Now I cannot find my original blog. These candelabra have been in my family (who originate from England) for many generations.
Vintage RCA “ON AIR light
I recently acquired two vintage RCA MI-11717 “ON AIR” warning lights in original condition from a 1950’s TV studio that was demolished. I fell in love with radio back in the 1970’s, and have enjoyed a career in broadcasting and communications. I love these great old art deco “on air” lights, and I’m curious to know more about them and what they’re worth.
Larkin and Hubbard: From Soap to Antiques and Collectibles
Ever since three nine- and ten-year-old chums and I (unbeknown to our parents, of course) ventured to walk the four or five miles through terra-incognita streets to Boston‘s Museum of Fine Arts, guided only by a Gulf Oil Co. street map, I was smitten by the antiquities, travel and collectibles “bug,” seeking the unusual.