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Tall Case Clocks Still Standing Tall in America

Tall Case Clocks Still Standing Tall in America

By Robert Reed In England they were long case clocks, and in America they were tall case clocks.   By any name, even the sentimental 19th century term grandfather clock, they were a majestic structure which towered over the rest of the household’s furnishings. Their from-the-ground-up existence began in the latter 17th century in parts of Europe. By most accounts […]

by · June 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Antique Detective: Novel Birdcages Rate Tweets

Antique Detective: Novel Birdcages Rate Tweets

By Anne Gilbert       Did you know that some birdcages are seriously collected and costly? In fact there are birdcages that look like buildings. These days no birds allowed in these 19th and early 20th century birdcages that can sometimes cost thousands of dollars. They can be an architectural design or a whimsical. They can be made of tin, brass, wood […]

Antique Detective:  Collectors Loving 60s, 70s Designs Sense of Humor

Antique Detective: Collectors Loving 60s, 70s Designs Sense of Humor

 By Anne Gilbert        Little did I know when I wrote my book “60’s, 70s Design and Memorabilia, in 1994, that the objects would still be collected these days and at high prices. One of my disbelief-favorites is a molded plastic dog house with a step stool. Though it was designed in 2001 the look was a tad of […]

Comfort Me With Apples

Comfort Me With Apples

By Beatrice S. Levin   We know that apples have a long history because the lovely Song of Song includes the lines: “I raised thee up under the apple tree; Where thy mother brought thee forth…”   In ancient tradition, the apple was the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. In classical mythology the apple was sacred.   There […]

by · June 5, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Bride And Groom Wedding Cake Toppers As Essential as the Wedding Cake Itself

Bride And Groom Wedding Cake Toppers As Essential as the Wedding Cake Itself

       Symbols of love and togetherness, figures of the bride and groom have adorned the traditional wedding cake for well over a century.        They are known affectionately as toppers.        The most famous of all wedding cake toppers, the bride and groom, are no longer just keepsakes of the newly weds. They, like so many other […]

by · June 5, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article