Tag Archives: Victorian

Gavels 'n' Paddles – 19th century carved eagle, $1,989, Copake Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles - 19th century carved eagle, $1,989, Copake Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – 19th century carved eagle, $1,989, Copake Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 19th century carved and gilded pilot house eagle sold for $1,989 at an unreserved estate auction held Aug. 23 by Copake Auction in Copake, N.Y. Also, a Victorian carved multi door and drawer […]

Antique and Estate Jewelry; Its Time Has Come

Antique and Estate Jewelry; Its Time Has Come

Antique and Estate Jewelry; Its Time Has Come By Edward Lewand, GG, ASA, AAA Over the last few years, having an interest in antique and estate jewelry has become a new trend. This may be due to all the TV shows or because it is feel-good jewelry; grandma had the brooch or a great aunt […]

Guess What? April 2013

Guess What? April 2013

Guess What? April 2013 By Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” “VICTORIAN” rears its ugly head… with REFINED characteristics! The infamous FORK CONUNDRUM … which would you choose? Once in a BLUE MOON we go on an inane rhyming rampage — it’s BLUE MOON time! The VICTORIANS had a way of defining What we’d today […]

Ken's Korner: Turns out the bra is 600 years old

Ken’s Korner: Turns out the bra is 600 years old – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 In the history of underwear, it has always been assumed that the brassiere is a little more than 100 years old, an item that was invented as Victorian-era women turned away from the tight corset. […]

Fantasy: When Fruits and Veggies Act like You And Me!

Fantasy: When Fruits and Veggies Act like You And Me! – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2012 By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell, The Halloween Queen® Dreams of gossamer winged fairies, Ogres, pixies, the wee people, and anthropomorphic beings are as inventive as those who believe in them and welcome them into their lives. For […]

Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts on view at the National Heritage Museum

Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts on view at the National Heritage Museum – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2007 Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum is an exquisite display drawn from one of the richest and most diverse quilt collections in the country. The exhibition, on view at […]

Majolica Around the House

Majolica Around the House The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2007 By Jeffrey B. Snyder Majolica, that soft-bodied earthenware molded in low or high relief decoration and glazed with a startlingly broad palette of brilliant lead glaze colors, was first introduced to the general public by Herbert Minton at the Crystal Palace Exhibition […]

Folding Bouquet and Floral Fans

Folding Bouquet and Floral Fans – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2007 by Cynthia Fendel Realistic images of flowers added greatly to the beauty of many desirable 18th- and 19th- century hand fans. Although roses, tulips, daisies, lily-of-the valley, pansies, poppies and violets were the most common varieties of flowers used to decorate […]

Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, & Society

Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, & Society – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – October 2003 Tea caddies or tea chests – the decorative boxes that contain canisters – epitomize a whole era of English society. It was the era of decorum, when social repartee attained a delicious peak of theatrical interaction. Tea was served ceremoniously, […]

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 […]