Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to downsize? Even donating your goods requires some forethought.
One of the biggest benefits of getting an antique appraisal is finally being able to know what it is that you have – and what it might be worth. It’s possible, however, for you to do some basic research yourself.
What a question. I can hear you saying “When you need to get rid of them” and that would be true if you are under time constraints. People who are […]
Identifying what the marks mean on the bottom of a teacup can be sometimes challenging but other times, ridiculously easy. This Instant Antique Expert Tip answers the question “What does […]
Here’s my second “Uncommon Antique” – a small cupboard this time, designed in the Aesthetic stye.
Glass is one of the most difficult objects to date and there many reasons for this. 1. It doesn’t change with age if the glass is free from impurities. Some early […]
Occasionally a person comes across an object that speaks to the quirky side of one’s personality. It doesn’t have to be old. As a matter of fact I love my […]
A reader writes… Dear Johanne: I am trying to help a friend deal with the massive collection of Avon, figurines, Royal Albert, Precious Moments, etc. left behind when her mom […]
How can you tell if the furniture you’re looking at is made of solid wood? That’s what this blog post is about. Furniture is often advertised as being made of solid […]
In my travels as an antique appraiser I sometimes come across furniture that we see very little of in western Canada. For some reason, western tastes in informal antique furniture runs […]