Tag Archives: Carousels

Great Collections: Art, History, and Entertainment are on Display at the New England Carousel Museum

Here Restorations Manager Lisa Ronalter applies pinstriping to a horse bound for the carousel at Sonny’s Place in Somers, CT, an antique machine built in 1925 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company.

By Kristen Berggren, Program Coordinator The New England Carousel Museum has been an important fixture in the city of Bristol, CT since it was founded in 1990. At that time the museum was a tenant in the converted hosiery factory on Riverside Avenue and had only one horse to its name. The menagerie of wooden […]

The Musicbox

The Musicbox

Collecting with Jeff with Jeff Figler One of the most enjoyable collectibles is that of a little box (in most cases) that plays lovely sounds. They have been around for a long, long time and can be extremely colorful and decorative. And they are indeed one type of collectible that you can place in even […]

American Folk Art: Returning to A Simpler Time

American Folk Art: Returning to A Simpler Time – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2005 By Ken Hall with Helaine Fendelman Of all the collecting categories in the art market today – and that would include furniture, paintings, jewelry and vintage clothing, just to name a few – American folk art is probably […]

The American Carousel

The American Carousel – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2001 By Marianne Stevens Carousels have been around for several centuries, but not in the form that we now know them. They evolved from an ancient Arabian game, where mounted riders would try to catch balls filled with scented oil. Later, in 17th […]