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Possible dating of the sofa

Possible dating of the sofa The current sofa we're speaking of, was manufactured in the style commonly referred as "Louis XIII. style, who ruled France between 1610-43. The problem with that na...
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Old and Gold? Don’t Be Fooled

If you’ve read William Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice,’ you probably have come across the casket scene when one of Portia’s suitors choose the golden one. It contains a note that says, ‘All tha
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Mahogony Clock

Our current specimen is a mahogany Peatling clock. There were "simpler" finishes of Peatling clocks. This one is J. No Peatling, Boston, with a height of 90" (251cm). The ornaments are practically
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Loyalist Flag

Background The French revolution started on July 14th 1789, but practically it had been ended by Napoleon's coup d'état on November 9th 1799 (the "Coup of Brumaire"). In this decade, France t...
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Baroque angels

These angel statues were widely used on Baroque winged altars as supporting figures, e.g. they appear holding the altar in its place. Of course due to this, they were used symmetrically. Two mai...
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Cleaning Antique Brass

Antiques are great to have and often are worth quite a bit of money when they are well maintained. Some antiques are easier to clean and deal with the upkeep than others are and each type of item has ...
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Antique Metal Cleaning

  Antiques are a great thing to have around because they can be worth something if they are taken care of properly. All antiques will need cleaned and maintained properly and in a specific way...
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