Antique Furniture

China Nowhere in the world has pottery assumed such importance as in China, and the influence of Chinese porcelain on later European pottery has been profound. It is difficult to give much practical assistance on the question of Chinese marks. Most of the Chinese marks give the name of the dynasty and that of the emperor; however, many of them have been used so inconsequentially that, unless the period can also be assigned with reasonable certainty by other means, it is better to disregard them. The dating of Chinese pottery is further complicated by the fact that there were traditional and persisting types that overlapped; quite often, therefore, dynastic labels cannot be regarded as anything more than an indication of the affinities of the particular object under discussion. Longevity is symbolized by such things as the stork, the pine, and the tortoise, the lingzhi fungus, and the bamboo, all reputed to enjoy long life. The character shou, which also denotes longevity, is used in a variety of ornamental forms. Together, the peach and the bat represent fu and shou, happiness and long life. The bagua , consisting of eight sets of three lines, broken and unbroken in different combinations, represent natural forces. They are often seen in conjunction with the yin-yang symbol, which represents the female-male principle, and which has been well described by the pottery scholar R.

Antique Fairs in West & South Yorkshire

What is a Monkey Spoon? If you are new to antique spoon collecting, you may be wondering what is a “monkey spoon? Apostle spoon – Some of the most eagerly sought after and highly collectible spoons bearing religious figures and symbols that represent the saints and apostles, often presented as baptismal and christening gifts for the last several centuries. Introduced in Europe around with continued popularity through the seventeenth century, and a revival in the nineteenth century.

Tea was shipped in “caddies” frequently made with locks because of the high price of tea.

 · Delft blue tiles – not always blue, not always from Delft Antique hand-made tiles don’t look as smooth as reproductions made in modern factories. The glaze is more crackled, with colour variations in the white, and there may be indentations where the tiles were held in place by nails in the early stages before firing. Tea caddies

Portable boxes for writing materials had existed for many centuries and in many cultures. However it was not until the last decades of the 18th century that the socio-economic circumstances in England necessitated the wide use of a portable desk in the form of a box which could be used on a table or on one’s lap. Although quality, ornament and form did play an important part in its selection as a personal item, it is the purpose for which it was used which gave prominence to the writing box, at a time of expanding intellectual curiosity, communication, literacy and increased commercial activity.

The writing box was an item of style and fashion yes, but it was also an item connected with intelligence, commerce and world awareness. From the end of the 18th, to the end of the 19th century, the writing box featured prominently on military expeditions, travels, libraries and in drawing rooms. Great literature as well as dispatches, contracts, letters and postcards were written on its sloping surface.

Through it both business and personal activity were transacted. Unlike the writing desk or table it was a personal and not a household possession. This box has accessories for both writing and dressing. It would have had everything a lady needed! Mahogany late 18th century writing box the top inlaid with maple inlay depicting a patera and edged with a cross banding in laburnum to the top. The box has drop side handles and a side drawer for papers.

Inside there is a leather covered writing surface and further compartments for papers and writing implements.

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Those that love it, very often collect it with a passion, and those that hate it have been known to simply throw it away. The term ‘Tunbridge Ware’ is applied, mainly, to a unique form of decorative wooden inlaid marquetry that was developed and manufactured in the Tunbridge Wells area of Kent, from the 17thC c. Minute strips of wood, in a great variety of natural colours and types were used to build up, first, geometric patterns, and later, floral decorations, landscape scenes, buildings, animals and birds.

WILLIAM BALL of DEPTFORD, SUNDERLAND DEPTFORD POTTERY (cs) This would seem to be a late entry into the Sunderland pottery trade. And survived rather later than all of the others.

Subscribe for full access But by the following decade, when he was regularly using his lunch hour to bid for ‘Mauchline’ at London auctions, these 19th century souvenir boxes had a growing collecting community and a name taken from the Ayrshire town where they were made until as late as According to Bonhams’ specialist Bruce Addison, it was the largest offering of its type to come to market in the past 20 years. The vast majority of Mauchline items seen today are engraved transfer-printed wares or other types of ‘fancy Scotch woodwork’ from the Victorian era such as fernware or tartanware.

But from the mid s, St John Price eschewed these later souvenir wares and concentrated his buying on the earliest ink-decorated pieces. As Mr Addison said: Although a maker’s name is a bonus, condition and the quality of decoration are key factors in these early boxes. Form also tended to dictate prices at the Bonhams sale.

Snuffboxes are the most commonly encountered it was as makers of boxes for snuff that two Mauchline men, William and Andrew Smith, first set up business c. It was an early 19th century Mauchline ware sycamore and penwork sewing box by the well-known maker Charles Stiven of Laurencekirk which attracted the most attention and boasted the strongest price for the collection.

The 12in 30cm long box was extensively decorated with a finely inked depiction of Urie House and an armorial shield to the cover, with a view of Edinburgh after Ian Clark to the front, Montrose after Thomas Ireland to the right, Cromarty Burgh to the back and Dunnottar Castle to the left. The interior was fitted with a tray with seven lidded compartments, each painted with game birds. The arms to the cover belong to the Barclay family of Urie, and the catalogue footnote ventures that the box was possibly ordered by Captain Robert Barclay-Allardice , who was known as The Celebrated Pedestrian after walking miles in hours for guineas in Inevitably, snuffboxes tend to be in particularly worn condition, having been stuffed in their owner’s pockets.

But unusually a sycamore, penwork and oak-inlaid snuff box by Paterson, Cumnock, was in immaculate condition with profuse, delicate decoration.

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For weekly notifications of new arrivals in your categories of interest please click HERE. All beautifully painted with chinoiserie decoration. It is a spectacular set which will look amazing wherever you choose to display it. In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

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Advice on equipping a kitchen in the 19th century Catherine Beecher had firm ideas about what was needed for a well-run household. Her list for the s kitchen in the USA included: In a prosperous American household in a “prudent and generous mistress” would supply her cook “with ample provision of all such things as her important department requires All these articles are indispensable, and there are a great many other useful implements which modern ingenuity has brought into use, and which it would be well to introduce into a fully-arranged kitchen.

Mary Ann Bryan Mason A book aimed at an English couple setting up home in a small cottage in the first half of the 19th century advised: A good copper tea-kettle is the most durable this is an article I don’t know how to persuade you to do without, though some writers cry out bitterly against it. The round shape will be two or three shillings cheaper than the oval, and bears mending better. It is not quite so fashionable, but that you have too much good sense to mind.

The beauty of a copper kettle is in its durability and brightness, not its shape; and the two or three shillings saved will buy you a handy little saucepan, or gridiron, or frying-pan: You should have two strong iron pots, of different sizes; one or other of which, I hope, will be in frequent use. I would wish a working man to have a bit of something hot most days. One pot might do, but not so well, for this reason, you cannot boil anything large in a small pot; and though you might boil what is small in a large one, there would, by so doing, be more firing and time taken up than is necessary.

For any very nice, particular purpose, such as boiling milk, starch, or gruel, there is nothing answers better than bell-metal or brass, which also lasts long.

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Known as Antique Alley, this area houses more than 40 stores, including 15 independent antique stores, seven large antique malls and many small specialty stores. Most are found on Trenton Street, with others gracing the intersecting streets of Wood, Cotton and Natchitoches. Most of the stores are located in two-story buildings that were built between and Charming brick storefronts with awnings line the streets.

Many, such as Trenton Street Antiques, still bear original tin ceilings, weathered brick walls and broken plaster.

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As approachable as they are knowledgeable, dealers are always pleased to share insights into the works they offer and their provenance. With each exhibitor adhering to a strict Code of Practice and an expert committee of 70 specialists assigned the task of pre-vetting every piece individually, the absolute authenticity of all work can be relied upon.

As a longstanding event in the art and antiques calendar the LAPADA Fair has continued to attract private collectors and interior designers from all over the world. The quality and diversity of pieces offered has resulted in consistently high attendance rates, with over 20, visitors in Most likely Normandy or possibly Anglo Norman, circa — The glass shown here is one of four being exhibited by Brian Watson Antique Glass. The other three have the names of Richard Parry Price, T.

Davies engraved on them. They are part of a group of thirteen glasses used by members of the Cycle Club between the 2nd July and the 8th July

Antique Sofas

Originario della Cina centrale, vive nelle regioni montuose del Sichuan. The Burke Gilman Trail beckons cyclists to feel the wind in their hair. A full-service spa offers lengthy massages. And dinner in the nearby Herbfarm restaurant comes in nine courses with wines to match.

Offered for sale is this antique brass bound rosewood writing slope. Dating from Brass bound mounts, rosewood veneered. Inside has an olive green leather tooled scribe, lift out pen tray & lidded compartment, 3 secret draws underneath the flap.

Perfect for a variety of uses, this tray can be used to serve drinks, hold two CW6 decanters as shown or as an “in and out” box at a desk. Over the years, this tray has been made by a number of Colonial Williamsburg licensees including: Handcrafted in mahogany, this beautiful tray features a wonderfully scalloped handle and scalloped sides that are masterfully dovetailed at the corners.

Originally used in the Raleigh Travern at table setting time, this tray also can be used for display as well as storage on a sideboard, dining table or desk. With exquisite turnings, solid base and tray top, this mahogany candlestand is both useful as well as ornamental. It is made of solid mahogany and features a graceful scallop and heart motif. Wonderful for display in a kitchen or breakfast room, this spoon rack is highly desired by the collectors of Williamsburg accessories.

Stieff made numerous pieces from which we have a fine selection to choose including, pitchers, sauce boats, and more. This coffeepot with its straight spout and straight tapered sides contrasts dramatically with the curves of its ebony side handle. The melon-shaped body of this Williamsburg reproduction teapot is balanced by the sweeping curve of its ebony handle and enhanced by delicate hand engraving around its lid which is topped by an ornamental finial.

Also known as a gravy boat, it makes a most elegant statement for dining.

Antique Brass Bound Rosewood Writing Slope Box

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The price of this item includes a contribution to a Product recycling fund to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

Canada’s capital thumbs its nose at winter. By Paula Szuchman Winter is high, high season here: Miami nights start late—dinner doesn’t get going until well past nine—so leave time for a catnap before hitting the streets. Daylight hours are typically reserved for sleeping off the night before—preferably on the beach. If you’ve had your fill of sunshine and degree water, check out the eclectic collection of furniture, art, and objets at the Wolfsonian in South Beach Washington Ave.

Swamp Fever Overloaded on creatures of the night? And, more important, the mosquitoes decamp. Now in the midst of a huge environmental restoration, this 1. The 19 suites all have marble baths and hardwood floors. Wright Right after Christmas, London opens up. Traffic unsnarls, the sales start at designer shops and department stores, theater tickets are available, and it might even be possible to get a table at the Ivy. Daytime temperatures hover in the mid-forties and rain is as sure as death and taxes—but the latter is true year-round, so there’s little chance of disappointment.

In fact, the city looks proud and stalwart under the pallid sky.

Naples & Capodimonte Porcelain

Although used earlier, it is most frequently found in mahogany furniture from and continued to be popular among Victorians. Example near bases Amorini — Cupids or cherubs used in decoration. Popular in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century as well as in Adam designs.

An exceptional find, this is a pair of antique English boxes, one Tea caddy and more unusually a Coffee caddy. Made from exotic Rosewood, they are beautifully inlaid with a harewood and boxwood fan inlay to the front and a pretty scroll decoration to the lid. Victorian in era dating to c, they.

There is a small copper mouse applied to one side and three dimensional plants applied on a hammered surface. IN addition there is a band of Japanese sun motifs on the top of the tea caddy which is in excellent condition. Monogrammed on the handle and marked in the leaf bowl. Length of box 6″. The maker is George Unite and dated Birmingham Lightly hand engraved decoration on the handle and in the large bowl.

Monogrammed in the cartouche. The wire prongs clip into the spout of a teapot and the pierced bowl pivots to catch tea leaves. Chased with great depth and with additional applied wire as vines on the spout and handle. The three dimensional supports are in the form of naturalistic branches.

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