Category Archives: Vintage and Antique Furniture

Ordinary thrift shop lamp…or work of art?

Someone recently asked in a Facebook group about a lamp she’d inherited from her grandmother. It was very retro, with a corset-shaped base and white drum shade. She said it was marked “Tye of California.” I’m not much of a … Continue reading

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When it comes to antiques, put the scissors down.

And keep the polish and glue on the shelf. An antique dealer friend recently told me a sad tale. Her friend, another dealer, purchased two framed original hummingbird prints by John Gould. This 19th Century English ornithologist was a contemporary … Continue reading

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What’s a fair price for a vintage or antique item?

Most of us who sell old things struggle to find a price that’s not too cheap or too expensive. That’s because most of us adore antiques and want to share them with others. We love the way they look, feel … Continue reading

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Upstairs, Downstairs: Antique English Pine Furniture

What do you like best about “Downton Abbey”? The characters? The acting? The plot? The whole noblesse oblige thing? For me it’s the clothes. And the antiques. Naturally, I’d love to have some of the pieces that are “upstairs.” But the … Continue reading

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