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Archive - November 2015

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Collectibles Corner: Masterpiece in Miniature
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Antiques as table-top treasures
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Antiques not solely defined by age
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ANTIQUES: One For Your Bookshelf
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Make Chest a Treasured Addition to Antiques Decor
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Boulled Over by Fine Art
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Classic antiques: Louis, Louis!

Collectibles Corner: Masterpiece in Miniature

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In a time when we can carry, literally, thousands of photographs around on our telephones, it’s easy to forget how having a ready and available image of a loved one was not only difficult, but was also the almost exclusive domain of the wealthy (this dates back not only to the days before iPhones, but[…]

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Antiques as table-top treasures

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Few things are as universal and as bonding as the experience of dining with others. Therefore, I have always loved antiques that pertain to “the table.” They elevate even the simplest fare to grand banquet status and help create a memorable experience for guest and host alike. This goes far beyond the realm of pulling[…]

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Antiques not solely defined by age

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As long as there have been antiques there have been reproductions, and even the most studied antiquarian can be fooled by a clever fake. The key to minimizing your risk is to approach each potential purchase with a keen and discerning eye. One of the great mistakes I have noticed with novice antiques collectors is[…]

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ANTIQUES: One For Your Bookshelf

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Over the years of dealing art and antiques, I have worked with many old home restorationists. They are a very particular lot, fascinating in their degree of commitment to a vision of recreating something from the past. No person ever so perfectly exemplified that than Richard Hampton Jenrette, which is why no antiques collector should[…]

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Make Chest a Treasured Addition to Antiques Decor

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I have always been of the opinion that one’s home should introduce guests to the person who lives there, even if they are not home. Meaning, your personal space should reflect you and what you like in a manner as unique as you are. This holds true whether we’re discussing furniture, antiques, fine art, or[…]

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Boulled Over by Fine Art

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Our tastes change and, hopefully, we get smarter. The first part is a fact. The second part is an ambition. When I was first starting out as a fine art collector, I loved American and French Empire furniture…exclusively. I loved the clean, almost masculine lines and rich dark wood. I loved the simple forms of[…]

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Classic antiques: Louis, Louis!

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Those of us who dabble in antiques have all seen it…every one of us. It has even developed its own modern pop-moniker in antiques circles. The Louis Chair. We’ve seen it in every material, including plastic. While this does, indeed, harken back to the historic design of a number of chairs, it is not a[…]

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