Tag Archives: decorative

Publisher’s Corner: July 2019

Publisher’s Corner: July 2019

Decorative Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Throughout modern history, a room or space has been set aside for the Master of the House to call his own – a place where he can go to be alone, indulge in hobbies, work or entertain his friends. Thomas Jefferson had his library, Mark Twain had a billiards room […]

Publisher’s Corner: April 2019

Publisher’s Corner: April 2019

The Allure of Glass 18 Years Later by Maxine Carter-Lome For 18 years the Journal of Antiques & Collectibles has published an annual April Glass Issue. Although we pride ourselves on exploring a wide range of changing topics, we continue to come back to glass – not only because the topic provides for never-ending inquiry […]

Antiques Peek: January 2019

Antiques Peek: January 2019

Antiques Found Gilty by Jessica Kosinski Overlaying is a process of coating one substance with another substance. The two most common types of metal overlay are silver and gilt (gold). Silver and gilt overlay processes (gilding) have been used for many years to add decorative touches to various other materials, including glass and porcelain. The […]

Toleware: A Dressed-up Poor Man’s Silver

Toleware: A Dressed-up Poor Man's Silver

by Maxine Carter-Lome The term tôle, derived from the French tôle peinte, meaning “painted sheet metal,” refers to the decorative process of applying paint and lacquer to tin, initially as a way to prevent common household objects from rusting but later as a form of embellishment. In the antiques and collectibles marketplace, toleware refers to […]

Governor Brown Signs AB 228 Into Law

Governor Brown Signs AB 228 Into Law

Governor Brown signs AB 228 into law, reducing impediments to auction companies doing business in California Measure corrects problems created by provisions in AB 1570 (Chang) Signed Memorabilia [Ch. 258, Stat. 2016] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Oct. 12, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 228 into law, immediately reducing impediments to auction companies doing business […]

The Well-Dressed Window: Curtains at Winterthur

The Well-Dressed Window: Curtains at Winterthur

“I feel very strongly that the curtains, bed hangings, etc. will make all the difference in the house. If you knew the many hours I spent trying to get just the right folds etc. in the different curtains in my house, I think you would appreciate that they can only be made by the best […]

Antiques Peek: May 2017

Antiques Peek: May 2017

Watering Cans Can by Jessica Kosinski Whenever the weather permits, many of us like to be out in the garden planting, weeding, and, of course, watering. Some people reach for the nearest hose to do that, but others prefer the tradition of using a watering can. This month we’re taking a peek at antique watering […]

Folk Art Frenzy

Folk Art Frenzy

by David Moore of Waterman Antiques Everyone I talk with has their own interpretation as to what great Folk Art is. Wikipedia states “In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic.” Collectors tend to divide Folk Art into categories such as; American, Outsider, Utilitarian, Eclectic, Pioneer, Advertising, […]

Antiques Peek: September 2016

Antiques Peek: September 2016

Like Buttah’ Churns by Jessica Kosinski When it comes to tools of the trade in the kitchen, few are more iconic than the butter churn. Today butter churns are mostly decorative. They are still used on some farms, and especially by the Amish, but the majority of Americans are used to buying their butter at […]

Gavels n Paddles: Chinese jadeite cabbage vase, $59,520, Elite Decorative Arts

Gavels n Paddles: Chinese jadeite cabbage vase, $59,520, Elite Decorative Arts

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Chinese late Qing Dynasty carved multi-color jadeite figural cabbage vase, 6 3/4 inches tall, sold for $59,520 at a Fine Decorative Arts & Estate Jewelry Auction held April 11 by Elite Decorative Arts in Boynton Beach, Fla. Also, a large Chinese early Qing […]