It should be no surprise that selling certain types of Nazi memorabilia is banned in many European countries. White supremacists and their ilk have made such items desirable yet they are seldom the buyers of high level Nazi objects. In this blog I feature two very special books that were popular during the Third Reich.
In the Middle Ages (when flowers actually smelled like flowers), small bouquets, also called tussies, were worn on one’s clothing, close to the face. This combination of flowers and herbs […]
There are many reasons for partners, married or not, to disagree, but what kind of furniture to have in one’s home doesn’t have to be one of them. Since I […]
A reader recently contacted me with a photograph of a gorgeous tea cup that she owns. (Unfortunately I did not save her photo because I hadn’t planned on writing a […]
One of the most common complaints, amongst serious collectors of antiques and people who own heritage homes, is that there are few craftspeople that know about, or even have, the […]
What exactly is patina? This is a question I get asked fairly often when I do talks about antiques. I have to answer honestly and tell the person that patina […]
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 […]