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Your Guide to the Chamberstick
  • Nov 15 2018
  • 15 Nov 2018

Your Guide to the Chamberstick

Chambersticks are not entirely unlike candlesticks or candelabras. The main difference is that a chamberstick is designed to be mobile. Chambersticks are aptly named, as […]

From Primitive Privy Peg-Lamps to Louis Tiffany!
  • Oct 19 2018
  • 19 Oct 2018

From Primitive Privy Peg-Lamps to Louis Tiffany!

Collecting Antique Lighting – History Illuminated Collecting antique lighting is a fascinating pursuit, with many layers to it. I would venture to say that there […]

From the Worthologists' Files:  An Empire Revival Table
  • Sep 13 2018
  • 13 Sep 2018

From the Worthologists’ Files: An Empire Revival Table

One of the advantages of being an appraiser is the sheer volume of incredible things one comes across on a weekly basis. Not all are […]

From the Worthologists' Files:  French Provincial Dining Suite
  • Jul 18 2018
  • 18 Jul 2018

From the Worthologists’ Files: French Provincial Dining Suite

One of the advantages of being an appraiser is the sheer volume of incredible things one comes across on a weekly basis. Not all are […]

  • Jan 10 2018
  • 10 Jan 2018

Care & Repair: Antique Windsor Chairs Rocking–or Not?

Bill called me late on a Friday afternoon, and he was in a panic. His wife had inherited a vintage Ethan Allen dining set with […]

  • Nov 15 2017
  • 15 Nov 2017

From the Worthologists’ Files:  Limbert Arts & Crafts Morris Chair

One of the advantages of being an appraiser is the sheer volume of incredible things one comes across on a weekly basis. Not all are […]

  • Nov 15 2017
  • 15 Nov 2017

What is Filigree?

Filigree defined The English word filigree is actually shortened from the Latin word “filum” meaning thread and grain, like a small bead.  The dictionary definition […]

  • Oct 18 2017
  • 18 Oct 2017

Care and Repair: French Polish

French polish: to an antique furniture enthusiast, the name evokes visions of 18th Century mahogany tables with a finish as glossy and deep as a […]

  • Sep 19 2017
  • 19 Sep 2017

My Recent Buy–A Set of Windsor Chairs

Much to the embarrassment to many who know me, I’m constantly on the lookout for bargains and will stop whatever I’m driving if I spot something […]

  • Sep 19 2017
  • 19 Sep 2017

From the Worthologists’ File: Beautiful Baby Crib Circa 1830-1850

One of the advantages of being an appraiser is the sheer volume of incredible things one comes across on a weekly basis. Not all are […]