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Chippendale Style Popular Since mid 1700s

Chippendale Style Popular Since mid 1700s

By Bobbie Sweeney    Chippendale furniture was named for a famous cabinetmaker in London. In 1754, Thomas Chippendale published a book with as many as 160 designs pictured in the book. Many craftsmen at that time used his patterns, but the furniture produced was all called Chippendale, or was said to be made in the Chippendale style.    Before this, Thomas Chippendale […]

by · January 4, 2021 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Antique Bed Still Something To Dream On

The Antique Bed Still Something To Dream On

By Robert Reed    Let this bed be hard, and rather Quilts than Feathers. Hard lodging strengthens the Parts, whereas being buried every night in Feathers melts and dissolves the Body.    -John Locke, ca. 1700.    Initially the wooden frame of the bed was far less important that the trappings of textiles that surrounded it. Most any reference to a bed centuries […]

by · January 4, 2021 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Golden and Rockin’ Horse Antiques Welcome You

Golden and Rockin’ Horse Antiques Welcome You

   The City of Golden with their many partners will be presenting “Candlelight Nights 2020.” They plan to make Golden, Colorado the place to visit this holiday season. This month-long event starts Friday, December 6th.    Elves will be working hard to make downtown a fun and festive place to be every day and night. The lights will go up early and […]

by · December 2, 2020 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Make Your Holiday Special: Give Gifts From the Navajo Nation

Make Your Holiday Special: Give Gifts From the Navajo Nation

By Linda Lancaster    December is the month of celebrations. Celebrations bring light into the dark of winter. With lights and candles throughout the world, we continue to bring light into the dark. On the Navajo Reservation, thanks to electricity, holiday celebrations are everywhere. It is spiritual to see lights burning on the outside of hogans at night. To see luminaries […]

by · December 2, 2020 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Ornaments from the Past

Ornaments from the Past

By Maureen Timm    Nothing can match the fantasy of a Christmas tree glowing with old glass globes and whimsical glass figures, reflecting the brilliance of the Christmas tree lights.    The first recorded account of a decorated Christmas tree is found in a Strasburg, Germany manuscript dated 1605 which reads: “They set up fir trees in the parlors…and hung upon them […]

by · December 2, 2020 · 0 comments · Feature Article