Occasionally an appraiser is required to appraise an object that belonged to a well known individual, alive or dead. Determining value for said object presents a conundrum for the appraiser on many levels.
February has been a tough month – not only does the cold weather make me a bit miserable, but I’m also feeling sad because two people that I liked and […]
Embarrassing, but it happened – I bought the vase you see above and listened to the dealer wax on about this well known Canadian female potter that created it. […]
Our home, aka the “Bell Residence” in the Highlands of Edmonton, has been sold. Now comes the not-so-much-fun part – moving. I have been collecting antiques for many years. Although […]
Some styles of decor are so out there that they become associated with only a small segment of society and fizz out of favour quickly. Art Nouveau is such a […]
“A wine label is worth 100 years of experience.” Have you ever heard that saying before? This saying refers to the amount of information that can be gleaned from a […]
It’s Spring! Well, sort of. In any case it’s time to start thinking of this year’s projects, whether that means doing some work around your heritage home or beginning the […]
A sewing table or work table is a table that was used for sewing. It originated in 1770 in England and was eventually adopted in Canada and the USA. Based on the philosophy […]
I’m always amazed at the kinds of antiques that I get to see here in our city when I do appraisals. After all, we’re a land-locked city in central Alberta, […]
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to downsize? Even donating your goods requires some forethought.