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Souvenir Pottery: Plates, Pitchers, Boxes, Figural Animals

Souvenir Pottery: Plates, Pitchers, Boxes, Figural Animals

By Robert Reed    From lovely plates and delicate pitchers to decorative trinket boxes and figural animals, souvenir pottery was proudly displayed in American homes for decades.    Today many of the more interesting pieces, such as a plate honoring the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition or a ceramic dog labeled Wheatland, Wyo., are the subject of renewed interest among the current generation of collectors. […]

by · January 4, 2021 · 0 comments · Feature Article
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 […]

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What Is It? December 2020

What Is It? December 2020

Our long-time guesser, William McLaren of Anchorage, AK correctly identified our December’s What Is It. Here is what he said, “It is a 1910 U.S. Presidents serving platter, patented by W.E. Graves in that year. It is made of La Francaise Porcelain. It shows portraits of ten presidents and the armorials of eight states.” Wow, thank you, William, we love […]

by · December 2, 2020 · 0 comments · What Is It?
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