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GENERAL

Antiques or Junk?

Antiques or Collectibles?–That is the Question

Decorative Periods and Styles New!

Fake, Faux or Repro

What Exactly is an Antique?

What's It Worth?

FURNITURE

Biedermeier Furniture: Form Follows Function

Chippendale Changed the Way Furniture Looked

Chippendale--The Royalty of Antique Furniture

Have a Seat

Preserving the Patina--and Value--of Antique Furniture

Reproduction Furniture--Is It All That Bad?

The Grace of Queen Anne

The Beginnings of American Furniture 

The Victorian Era–An Age of Revivals

The Men Behind the Mission Style 

The Other Arts & Crafts Designer 

The Ultimate All-in-One

What is That Piece of Furniture Called?

Wicker's Enduring Charm

CERAMICS

An Acquired Taste

Blue and White for Everyday

Judging the Age of China Can Be a Fool's Errand

Parian Ware--Affordable Art for the Masses

The Origins of Blue and White Ware

Those Charming Staffordshire Dogs

GLASS

Tiffany Lamps Fetch Astronomical Prices

OTHER

Arresting Time 

Around the World in Carousel Art 

Grandfather Time

Poor Man's Silver 

The Value of Scrimshaw Soars 

Tools of the Trade

Weathering the Test of Time New!

Writing Boxes Stand the Test of Time

 

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