Hi, I'm Don. I love antiques of all sorts but I'm most interested in things from the 1800s and earlier. I'll post some of my favorite antiques. I'll also post interesting antiques about which I know nothing.

I want this blog to be a free exchange of information about antiques for people who don't want to spend a ton of money on internet resources and who never get visited by the Antiques Roadshow! ;-)

 

sassyjacque:

Early 1900’s jewelry casket. Open the bottom drawer to reveal the roll-top secret compartment. Beautifully engraved, “G. W. Putliff to A. F. Davis”.

chemung-valley-curator:

Music box made by the Borhand Music Box Co., c. 1840, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

chemung-valley-curator:

Music box made by the Borhand Music Box Co., c. 1840, from the collection of the Chemung County Historical Society

fleurdechair:

This week I have been busy researching a lot of 20 Victorian letters I bought in New Hampshire this month.
Ten of these letters, which date from 1865-1869, are from a Colonel Samuel T. Bailey in Macon, GA to his son George W. Bailey, Esq. I’ve been trying to figure out who this person was. If he was a Colonel, in what wars did he serve? Lots of dead ends.
Come on, internet.

fleurdechair:

This week I have been busy researching a lot of 20 Victorian letters I bought in New Hampshire this month.

Ten of these letters, which date from 1865-1869, are from a Colonel Samuel T. Bailey in Macon, GA to his son George W. Bailey, Esq. I’ve been trying to figure out who this person was. If he was a Colonel, in what wars did he serve? Lots of dead ends.

Come on, internet.

Devenish Group: Detective Wedgwood Warhol - Object of the Week

devenishgroup:

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Who is the designer of this object?

What is special about it’s fabrication?

What style does it express?

What is the relative date of the object?

(Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum)


Answers for the June 27th Object:

The designer/cabinetmaker of this dresser is John…

The Magical Life and Times of Cori.: Question for the antique furniture buffs!

ashappyascori:

Last weekend my parents, boyfriend, and I ran across a strange piece of furniture in a local used furniture store and none of us have any idea what is!

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It’s very large, very sturdy, has wheels on the bottom, and the only access to the inside in through that one hatch on top, which could be…

Looks like a mid-century strongbox. Even if it is not old it is a nice piece.I would look for wear on the wheels particularly the axels are the loose from wear. Also look for wear in the holes where the lock woud go and dings in the wood from where the lock would hang. Still a nice piece : )

School book from 1810 used in the Indiana territory near what is now Richmond, In.

Thirty hour clock made Elisha Manross of Bristol CT, 1840s

Eagle compass and divider set in original box. 1894.

Eagle compass and divider set in original box. 1894.