Kovels: ‘Brown furniture’ from 18th and 19th centuries offered for low prices …
January 8, 2016 - table lamp
There are many kinds of Windsor chairs with detailed names like prop back, hoop back, arrow back, fanback, crawl back, low back, brush behind and corkscrew back. And some have combined tools like rockers or essay arms. Early chairs customarily were embellished since several forms of timber were used.
“Brown furniture” from a 18th and 19th centuries is offered for low prices today. The best have strange paint, though watch out for repaints. The chair with a nine-spindle behind substantially is comparison than one with 4 spindles.
The some-more spindles on an antique Windsor, a progressing and improved a chair. Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C., sole a comb-back Windsor with some repairs in 2015 for $1,003.
Q: I’m anticipating we can strew some light on a building flare we have. The bottom is hammered “Miller Company” and one of a tools is hammered “Miller U-Dezine.” The bottom and mainstay are done of pot steel or bronze. Can we give me any information about this flare and a maker?
A: Edward Miller founded this flare association in Meriden, Conn., in 1844. Candlesticks, lamps and other products were made. A steel rolling indent was built later. A 1930 ad for Miller’s “U-De-Zine” review “You pattern a flare we want,” and called it “The Lamp That Is Made In Separate Parts For You To Put Together.” There were several ways to arrange a parts. A list flare could be altered to a building lamp, or a building flare to a overpass lamp.
In 1985, a lighting multiplication was sold. The association was bought by an associate of Diehl Metall, a German association in 2000.
Q: My Lane cedar chest cinema Molly Pitcher banishment her husband’s cannon after he collapsed. The sequence series is 2575150. Can we tell me when it was made?
A: You can find out when your Lane chest was done by reversing a sequence number. Your chest was done on May 15, 1975 (05/15/75) during bureau No. 2.
Lane cedar chests done before 1987 have a aged character thatch that can fasten close and trap a child inside. If we haven’t already transposed a lock, we should hit a manufacturer and they will send we a new deputy reserve lock. You can find a form to ask a deputy during www.lanefurniture.com/about/product-safety.
Q: we have a Stereo Realist spectator in a immature box that’s 14 inches long, 6 inches far-reaching and 2 inches deep. It has dual snaps to keep it closed. What is it worth?
A: The Stereo Realist was done from 1947 until 1972. It was designed by Seton Rochwite, who worked for a David White Co. of Milwaukee. The camera creatively sole for $160 and a spectator for $20. Stereo Realist viewers sell online currently for $40 and up.
Q: While going by my 93-year-old mother’s things, we found dual teaspoons, one with Gloria Swanson’s design and signature and another with Norma Talmadge. Both are in good shape. Do they have any value?
A: Souvenir spoons were renouned collectibles from a 1890s into a 1920s. Your spoons are dual of a set of 12 silver-plated spoons featuring wordless film stars of a day.
They were done by Oneida Silversmiths for Hearst Newspapers, and used in a 1925 promotion debate in Photoplay, one of a initial American film fan magazines. Each ladle has a mock-up signature of an actor or singer on a hoop and a lifted mural on a tip.
Besides your two, other stars represented were Marion Davies, Richard Dix, Douglas Fairbanks, Thomas Meighan, Mae Murray, Pola Negri, Ramon Novarro, Mary Pickford, Norma Shearer and Lois Wilson. Oneida was shaped as a ideal village in a mid-19th century. In 1879, conflicts caused a separate and members voted to form Oneida Community Ltd. in 1880, to be owned and operated by former village members.
Oneida still is one of a largest marketers of stainless-steel flatware and tabletop products. Your spoons sell for $5 to $15 each. A finish set competence supplement a small to a value.
Q: How can we sell a collection of wooden hangers from opposite California dry cleaners? There are 247 hangers from a 1920s and ’30s.
A: They competence sell during an promotion sales as a lot rather than individually. Vintage wooden hangers sell online, though we substantially would have improved fitness during an promotion uncover or sale. If you’re lucky, we competence be means to get $5 every for them.
Q: I’d like to know a value of a carved-wood design of Heidelberg Castle and a aged overpass over a Neckar River in Germany. The roofs of a buildings are embellished red. On a reduce dilemma it reads “Carved by R. Bergner” and “7964.” we bought it during a garage sale.
A: R. Bergner did carved- and burnt-wood cinema in a 1950s. The series on your design substantially indicates that it was partial of a “limited edition.” A design identical to yours, numbered 7955, sole recently for $40. Other burnt-wood cinema by Bergner have sole for $30.
Tip: Clean a tough tools of pressed animal trophies like antlers, teeth or hooves with a string bandage dampened in isopropyl alcohol. If fur, feathers or skins are damaged, demeanour for mites, moths or runner beetles and mist with an insecticide, or see a taxidermist.
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