Monthly Archives: July 2002

Guess What? July 2002

Guess What Article for July 2002 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” A gadget with a twist; that’s what this month’s “Guess What” has in common with cocktail specifications at your local watering hole. Not quite a martini, but heady stuff, nevertheless. We’re referring to the cast iron ring […]

Hearth to Hearth: Poems in Food Advertising

Hearth to Hearth: Poems in Food Advertising – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2002 The art of persuasion- advertising – was almost one of those phenomena that emerged full blown in the 1870s. Within a very short time enterprising manufacturers and merchants grasped the possibilities and strategies of advertising. Almost overnight they understood the need […]

A Hard-Earned Passion for Victorian Oil Lamps

A Hard-Earned Passion for Victorian Oil Lamps – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2002 By Rod L’Italien Although I grew up in New England, it was not until April of 1963 that I saw my first oil lamp. It was that year at SiNiChro, Inc. (silver, nickel & chrome ) that the […]

System for Dating Country and Primitive Furniture, Part One

System for Dating Country & Primitive Furniture, Part1 The Business of Doing Business in Antiques – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2002 Have you ever tried to pinpoint the construction date of a country cupboard? The stylistic techniques used to date formal furniture such as Chippendale and Hepplewhite simply does not work […]