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Below are the answers to the antiques trivia questions that have appeared in the column to the left. 

Latest Trivia Answer: Where did the term "Yankee Doodle" come from? The Massachusetts Indians called the early English colonists "Yankees," and "Doodle" referred to someone who was a jack of all trades.

What is Favreil?
A type of glass invented by Louis C. Tiffany and used in making his lamps.

What is a kugel: 
The first glass Christmas ornament.

What is Beaumontage?
A filler used in restoring furniture.

Who was Charles Lock Easklake?
The author of Hints on Household Taste, the book that revolutionized American interior design.

Why did people use chocolate pots?
To serve hot chocolate, a favorite drink among Victorians in winter.

Who was Thomas Chippendale?
Thomas Chippendale was an English designer who worked in England. American furniture craftsmen copied his designs in the late 18th Century.

What is a solar lamp?
A new type of gas lamp technology that appeared in the 1840s.

What is a bob? 
The brass disc on the end of a clock pendulum
 

What is a cartouche?
An ornate Rococo framing motif.

What is a rosette? A circular floral design.

Who is William Morris? The founder of the English Arts and Crafts Movement.

Who is P.T. Barnum? An American showman who said "there's a sucker born every minute."

What is a show globe? A water-filled glass globe used by pharmacists to signal a disease outbreak.

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A water-filled glass globe that signaled a disease outbreak. - See more at: http://theantiquesalmanac.com/home.htm#sthash.uRAgJCAv.dpuf
An American showman who said “There’s a sucker born every minute.” - See more at: http://theantiquesalmanac.com/#sthash.A9mTrKqJ.dpuf
An American showman who said “There’s a sucker born every minute.” - See more at: http://theantiquesalmanac.com/#sthash.A9mTrKqJ.dpuf
An American showman who said “There’s a sucker born every minute.” - See more at: http://theantiquesalmanac.com/#sthash.A9mTrKqJ.dpuf

Where did the Hoosier get its name? From the State of Indiana, the Hoosier State, because most of the manufacturers had factories there.

Who produced the first picture postcard? The British in 1870.

What style of furniture did the Pilgrims use? Jacobean.

Who created the first image of Santa Clause as we know him today? Thomas Nast

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