An object having
special value because of its age, especially a domestic item, piece of
furniture or decorative arts object esteemed for its artistry, beauty,
or period of origin.
Antiques Almanac, a reference site for beginning and intermediate
collectors and those just interested in finding out about old things, is your first stop on the Web in your search for
information about antiques and collectibles. Here, you’ll find
articles on a variety of American and international antiques,
including furniture, china, glass, silver, and other decorative arts
from the Colonial, Empire, Victorian, and Art Nouveau Periods, plus
vintage and modern collectibles, plus interesting historical facts,
antique tips, and recommendations for caring
for your collections. Come in, browse around, and come back often to
see what's new.
Writing Boxes Stand the Test of Time
of the delights of collecting old things is to be able to use the
object for its original purpose. Such is the writing box. It can be
used to contain correspondence and stamps or to organize monthly
bills. Unfortunately, in this age of hi-tech wizardry, people write
few letters and the writing box has fallen out of use.
||The Keeper of the
Victorian times, many women, either mistresses of the house or
housekeepers in large mansions, who were in charge of keeping the keys
to doors, drawers, and cabinets, wore a decorative belt hook with a
series of chains suspended from it, called a chatelaine at their waist.
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antiques in history.
FOR YOUR COLLECTIONS
An occasional feature about caring
for your antiques and collectibles.
A new feature showcasing outstanding museums where you
can see unusual
The Queen of Queens
by Bob Brooke
The Queens Museum resides in the former New York City Building,
originally the New York City Pavilion at the 1939 World’s Fair. Being
directly adjacent to the great icons of the Fair—the Trylon and
Perisphere—it was one of the few buildings created for the Fair intended
to be permanent. Read more.
The water in what remains of the
Delaware and Hudson(D&H) Canal lies quiet and still now. Green trees
line the former towpath, making for a pleasant half-mile walk. At
one end a dam holds back the still waters in which tall reeds now
grow. The air is cool and fragrant from flowers growing on its
banks. The former canal house is now a restaurant.Read more.
How to Recognize and
Refinish Antiques for Pleasure and Profit
you ever bought an antique or collectible that was less than perfect and
needed some TLC? Bob's book offers tips and step-by- step
instructions for simple maintenance and restoration of common antiques.
what's coming in the