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, 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,
antiques book reviews, antique tips, and recommendations for caring
for your collection.
Many people probably
believe that the design concept of "form follows function"
began with the Bauhaus in Germany during the 1930s. In fact, it began
a century before in southern Germany and Austria during the
Beidermeier Era, a German-based decorative movement which spread
throughout Europe from 1815 to 1848.
Snap Up Old Cameras NEW!
Ever since Gemma
Frisius, an astronomer, took
the first photograph in 1545, people have been fascinated with recording
the world around them. Thousands of cameras have been made between 1839–the
year in which Louis Daguerre marketed the first daguerreotype–and
today. And collectors seek out the rare and not-so-rare to fill their
shelves at relatively reasonable
Their Way Into History
In the world of antiques, many people
frown on reproductions, but at Family Heir-Loom Weavers of Red Lion,
just outside of York, Pennsylvania, history is a precious commodity.
Here, in a former Meadow View Dairy milk bottling plant, David and
Carole Kline and their son, Patrick, re-create historic fabrics and
carpets for use in
re-enactments and historic homes. More
FOR YOUR COLLECTIONS
An occasional feature about caring
for your antiques and collectibles.
A new feature showcasing outstanding museums where you
can see unusual
Sports Museum Educates Customers
by Bob Brooke
all antique dealers sell items from the past, few take advantage of them
to teach their customers a little about the items’ history. The folks
at Ski Country Antiques in Evergreen, Colorado, have done just that.
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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 new book offers tips and step-by- step
instructions for simple maintenance and restoration of common antiques.
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