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Antique Detective:  Presentation Trophies, A Piece of History

Antique Detective: Presentation Trophies, A Piece of History

By Anne Gilbert         All kinds of presentation objects await your discovery. By the time they are discovered by an antique dealer or auction house prices zoom. Their historical importance determines their value. Yet, many trophies go unrecognized and undervalued simply because they are inscribed with the name of some long forgotten or unimportant event. Or they are not carefully […]

by · March 4, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article
How Metal Furniture Has Evolved

How Metal Furniture Has Evolved

By Anne Gilbert         There was a time when tubular aluminum and chromed furniture was a mainstay in American kitchens. It was a table with a Formica top. And, it appeared in hair salons and inexpensive restaurants in the 1940s, 50s. At the same time it had caught the eye of prominent furniture designers who used it to create the […]

by · February 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article
Q & A: Steuben Glass, Souvenir Spoons, Radios

Q & A: Steuben Glass, Souvenir Spoons, Radios

By Anne Gilbert Q.  This martini glass is part of a set of six that were a wedding gift to my late Parents in the 1950s. They are signed “Steuben” in script on the bottom rim. I know that Steuben glass was expensive at that time.         What can you tell me about this unusual design, Steuben glass  and the current value? […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article
Antique Detective: Collectors Discovering Old and New Woodenware

Antique Detective: Collectors Discovering Old and New Woodenware

By Anne Gilbert Whether you call it treen or woodenware, turned wood objects have come a long way from their functional, humble beginnings. Over the centuries they have evolved into a variety of decorative forms. Many are now displayed in museum collections. Before Americans set their tables with pottery, porcelain and pewter, there were plates, bowls and mugs made from […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Antique Detective