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Travel to Chantique in Boulder! You Will Be Charmed!

Travel to Chantique in Boulder! You Will Be Charmed!

   Take one step inside Chantique’s doors and you will immediately feel as if you have been carried away to the romantic charm of Italian wine country, castles of France or the canals of Venice. This store will take your breath away! Anthony of Chantique travels on perfect adventures to remote villages of Italy and the countryside of France to save […]

by · March 6, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Ship Sailing Cards

Ship Sailing Cards

By Carol J. Perry      New England antiques dealers like to tell this story. It seems that: a number of years ago, when a gentleman from an old Boston family passed away, there was a bit of a squabble among the heirs over an old desk. Everyone knew that the old fellow had always promised that the desk would go […]

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An Irishman’s Dinner

An Irishman’s Dinner

At home we lived the “simple life,” With “pint and praties” for the dinner. And chicken stew on Sundays, too, (With nary a bit of chicken in her). But when you “find” some rabbits in The landlord’s ground (a poacher’s trick) It’s wise to call them something else— And so we called our rabbit “chick.” You take and cut the […]

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Antique Detective: Rediscovering Fore-Edge Book Paintings

Antique Detective: Rediscovering Fore-Edge Book Paintings

By Anne Gilbert      Have you ever heard of fore-edge book paintings or even seen an example? Probably not, unless you are a rare book collector or have inherited an example. However, these unique paintings, part of book history, date back as early as the 10th century. Just what are they? How are they hidden?    Look at the edging of […]

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Antique Detective: Antique Afro-American Quilts Often Told a Story

Antique Detective: Antique Afro-American Quilts Often Told a Story

 By Anne Gilbert      Since the 1980s interest has continued to grow in African-American quilting history. The recent opening of the Civil Rights Museum is sure to bring more examples to light.    Eli Leon, an Afro-American, began an important collection when he acquired a Guggenheim Award to aid in his research of historical Afro-American quilts. This resulted in his writing […]

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