Appraiser’s Diary

Appraiser’s Diary: Art Deco Furniture; A Quick Study

Appraiser’s Diary: Art Deco Furniture; A Quick Study

By Rachel Hoffman As progress and industrialization took over the world, Art Noveau fell out of favor. The world was become more fast paced and dangerous, and the things that inhabited the world did, too. Art Deco, short for Arts Dècoratifs, began to emerge along with other styles of modern art after about 1914. The Art Deco movement really began […]

by · August 3, 2017 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary, Feature Article
Do Not Miss the Antique Row Block Party!

Do Not Miss the Antique Row Block Party!

By Rachel Hoffman    One of my favorite events of the summer is the annual Antique Row Block Party. This year the event is slated for Saturday, August 12th from 10AM-5PM. It is a chance to get out and explore some of Denver’s unique shopping and dining opportunities.    My mothership is Turn of the Century Antiques which is located on 1475 […]

Betty Boop Captured the Jazz Age

Betty Boop Captured the Jazz Age

By Rachel Hoffman   Betty Boop is one of the most popular and beloved fictional characters in the world. She is a caricature of a young woman of the 1920’s Jazz Age, known as a “flapper.” Betty Boop’s large head and black curly hair give her a striking appearance because her head is set upon a cute curvy body.   […]

by · May 3, 2017 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
From Flea Markets to Antique Shops

From Flea Markets to Antique Shops

By Rachel Hoffman In cities and towns all across the country amazing sales are happening bringing people together to shop for antiques and vintage items and to socialize. While shopping on the Internet is convenient, there is no substitute for the pleasure and experience you’ll gain frequenting antique shops and flea markets. You can enjoy meeting people from various walks […]

by · April 1, 2017 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
The Appraiser’s Diary: The Old Poodle and the Old Painting

The Appraiser’s Diary: The Old Poodle and the Old Painting

Guest Article by Eron Johnson I have been in the antique business since I was a teenager. I have discovered that you find yourself attracted to many old things that may not seem of interest but some things just call out for a second look. I have discovered many rare and valuable pieces by stopping to see the detail, look […]

by · February 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary, Feature Article