Antique Expert Tip #6: Do you know what a prie-dieu is? Or a barley twist? Read and find out.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to go into an antique shop or antique mall, peruse the objects the dealers have for sale, and not have to wonder about where they come from, how old are they, or how were they used?
I have always been fascinated by miniatures. They have always appealed to the kid in me, but of course, being me, the miniatures needed to be or look antique. Make no mistake, however – collecting these small objects is big business.
We are living through strange times and there is nothing about the worldwide present situation that hasn’t been said before or better by someone else so let me stick to […]
Just before Covid 19 hit and pretty much closed anything to do with antiques that wasn’t online, I had the opportunity to view several antiques at a 1906 farmhouse just out of town.
I love decorating our Christmas tree for the holidays and one of the biggest reasons is because I get to revisit my collection of antique ornaments. Although I find […]
I recently received a very interesting phone call from someone who wanted to know if I appraised farm equipment. As always, I asked what the purpose of the appraisal would […]
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. […]