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Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, and things hand-carved or with a story behind them. The Chinese were fascinated that mothers and nurses sat on these chairs to feed babies. I explained these were used by ladies to shield their cheeks from going pink when they sat near a fire. They just love these bits of history. Demand is putting up prices at auction and I believe they will be the saviours of our antique furniture market, which has been in the doldrums for ten years. It all depends on the buyer. Sellers such as David Dillon, 55, a publican from Chertsey, Surrey, are thrilled with the interest from China. He sold some furniture after downsizing and said:


Early Desks Antique Office Desks Desks with flat tops at the height of tables and drawers were common throughout the period since the s. In addition to providing writing surfaces and drawers, some desks provided pigeonholes for documents and slots for ledgers. This exhibit is limited to desks of the latter types that were marketed in the U.

Desks with writing surfaces, drawers, pigeonholes, and slots for ledgers existed in England by the end of the 17th century. Wigfall, Chicago both Hagley Museum and Library.

Reproduction Antique Mortise locks from Nostalgic Warehouse to replace your old skeleton key locks.

Germany vase; Royal Doulton Penelope figurine; bird figurine No. Ford Genuine Batteries Display; Ca. Anheuser Busch Wooden Crate and Bottles; ; 11 inches height x Steele Hardware Ford Co. Blue Grass Tools Crusader Wall Display; mid 20th century; 24 inches height x 12 inches width; original wooden wall display, overall condition is excellent and original, needs cleaning Lot Remington Pocket Knife Box; Ca.

Vintage Cigarette Lighters Zippo; mid 20th century; 3 Zippo lighters, all appear to be excellent and original Lot Genuine Ford Fan Belts Tin Litho Display; mid 20th century; 7 inches height x 32 inches width; original tin litho display, has staining throughout, otherwise excellent Lot Vintage Mountain Dew Inflatable Raft; mid 20th century; appears to be new old stock, unopened, and displayed in original box Lot

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Antique seat information Introduction At one time seating reflected social status and in the Middle Ages only the head of a household had a chair, while everyone else sat on benches or stools. During the 17th century, chairs were made with upholstered seats. Most sets of dining chairs date from after From the mid 18th century onwards fashions for seatings were established by the designs of the leading furniture makers such as Thomas Chippendale, George Hepplewhite and Thomas Sheraton.

Chair Styles Chairs began as basic oak stools and settle. It was during the 17th century that chairs began to be elaborately turned and carved.

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Thank you for your interest in our products 18th century Ball and Ball produces antique reproduction hardware of the highest quality. We have built our reputation by only producing items that are true reproductions. Using the 18th century craftsman as our guide we carefully recreate the expertise of that period. All hardware is produced in our small plant in Exton PA. Our craftsmen take pride in creating something unique every day! Chest Lifts, Hinges in brass, forged iron and cast iron, Casters and Clock hardware.

Builder’s hardware Ball and Ball antique reproduction builder’s hardware, is accurate in every detail to original hardware, making it unique among most builders’ hardware available today. Door hardware for interior and exterior doors in brass, cast iron and hand forged iron, including Rim locks, Mortise locks, Decorative and Plain Hinges and Cremone Bolts. Our window hardware line includes, Sash Locks and Sash lifts, available in many styles. Fireplace Click image to enlarge No restoration or reproduction of an 18th century house is complete without a fireplace.

The fireplace was the most important area in early houses and served many uses. Necessity led to many accessories being made for the fireplace. Ball and Ball can expertly reproduce many of these items using the same methods and techniques that were used in the making of the originals.

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Browse more than 38, photos and descriptions of antique clocks sold at auction. Use the search tabs, above, to find specific clocks. Use the search tabs, above, to find specific clocks. Find answers to when and where your clock was made, who made it, and the model name (if it has one).

We offer the complete range of furniture repair, restoration and conservation services for period, antique pieces as well as more modern furniture – whether you have a sideboard needing a complete overhaul and restoration, a large dining table needing some TLC and refinishing or a simply a chair with a broken leg. We aim to return to you beautiful furniture which can be cherished for many years to come.

All repair and restoration work is undertaken here in San Diego, although for much larger pieces we can offer an on-site service. Our expertise and services: Traditional hand polishing, modern finishing and varnishing We are able to repair and revive all original surfaces while repairing scratches and removing unsightly watermarks. All pieces are stripped only by hand, any color choice is carefully applied and then the furniture is refinished with a durable finish enhancing the natural patina.

Paint application and matching Hand applied paint finishes produce a much more durable finish than factory applied applications. We are able to provide an excellent color marching service. Furniture Repair work We can repair and refurbish all types of antique and more contemporary furniture, even when parts are broken, chewed or even missing. Leather Lining and Repairs We can repair or completely replace the leather lining of Desks and Bureau in a wide range of colours and styles.

Key and Lock Repair We overhaul and repair old locking mechanisms and as we carry a range of master antique keys, we can open broken locks without damage and make new keys. Hardware We have an extensive collection of old hardware, knobs and casters as well as a large selection of new hardware on order to update pieces of furniture. Veneer Work Repair of veneers using cutting and relaying techniques. Gilding We are able to sensitively touch up, repair and recolor gilding Move your mouse cursor over a photo to view the “before” photo.

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The ornate faceplate, strike and deadbolt are solid bronze so you can polish to a brilliant shine if you choose to do so. The lock casing is cast iron. I was only able to find one tiny

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If installing on an entry door, pair it with a modern deadbolt for security. Ideal for large interior doors, it comes with matching un-lacquered brass knobs, trim and a pair of impressive skeleton keys. The heavy duty lock features all brass internal parts, a skeleton key lock and sliding privacy bolt. The elegant design, with its delightful “C ” motif, commemorates the beginning of the 20th century.

It features a sliding privacy bolt, key operated dead bolt and matching decorative trim. Made of cast brass with a lacquered finish. Made of cast brass with a lovely antique finish. Dating from the s, the ornate design is carefully recreated in cast brass with a lovely antique finish. As functional as it is beautiful, the set features jet black porcelain knobs, all brass interior parts and a key-operated deadbolt. Dating from the s, the ornate design is carefully recreated in solid, cast brass.

As functional as it is beautiful, the set features brown swirl porcelain knobs, all brass interior parts and a key-operated deadbolt.

Rim Locks and Rim Lock Set Hardware

Screws are relative newcomers to the production of furniture primarily because they are so hard to make by hand. But as the complexity and sophistication of furniture increased in the late 17th century and the use of brass hardware, locks and concealed hinges became more popular, there was an obvious need for a fastener that could hold two surfaces together without having to penetrate the back surface of the second piece.

The screw on the left was handmade in the late 18th century.

Trunks Antique & Collectable: Looking for Trunks of many types were made. The nineteenth-century sea chest was often handmade of unpainted wood. Brass-fitted camphorwood chests were brought back from the Orient. Leather-covered trunks were popular fr1.

Need Keys for a Necklace? We’ve got six styles: Also fits codes , T , T , T and T , with or without the hyphen in the middle. These keys are about as thin as a dime. The slot on your trunk lock must be perfectly flat – no squiggles and no post in the center – just a plain, flat slot. Chances are pretty good that if your lock has a plain narrow slot like the one shown above these keys will fit. Decorative Key Blanks These are hollow-shank keys that are intended for decorative use only.

Sold and intended for decorative use only – not returnable. Key Style 4 2. Get One of Each! One of each key, styles We will supply a substitute keys for Keys 5 and 11 in this collection. Key 4 is shown here just so you can compare the sizes – you can purchase Key 4 by scrolling back up this page, and Key 15 is no onger available Key style 16 is a very small cast barrel key that fits things like jewelry box locks.

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Our trunks are carefully restored and refinished with only high quality materials and finishes. All handles are replaced with original style, heavy, dyed leather handles most are multi-layered stitched. All brass is carefully cleaned and coated with clear lacquer to prevent tarnish. Other metal is cleaned and repainted or coated to prevent rust.

Wood is sanded when necessary for a smooth finish and has several coats of finish, ending with a hand-rubbed durable satin gloss tung oil finish the finish preferred by professionals for fine antiques. Trunks are cleaned out and relined with attractive, quality fabric, ready to use anywhere in your home.

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Or aim a flashlight as if it was a Star Wars blaster? It can be fun, even productive, to break out of our everyday routine and assume other roles. Golfing we become Tiger Woods. Faced with a situation that calls for a cool head we can turn ourselves into James Bond or Grace Kelly. On your next antique expedition, you might try assuming the role of Sherlock Holmes. Additionally, Holmes was a student of trivial facts pertinent to his work. Here’s a few furniture tips that may prove useful to you.

You can often date a piece by studying nails and screws. Furniture predating will include “rose-head nails,” that were hand-forged by blacksmiths. These nails can be identified by their irregular, rose-shaped heads.


Locks can be helpful in identifying the trunk manufacturer and age of the trunk. The mechanism of locks on later trunks became more complex. Keys for these trunks are difficult to make and difficult to find. The three most common locks for the antique trunks were designed to accommodate barrel keys, flat keys and corrugated keys. The modem foot lockers have simplified versions of the old trunk locks as those presently manufactured by the Ohio Travel Bag Company.

Most of us who are interested in antique furniture have, at one time or another, run across what seemed liked an intractable problem at the time — the locks on an antique chest or desk. The usual approach is to either ignore the locks or take the attitude that if the key is around — great, if not, no big deal.

We look at the design of various types of furniture and furnishings, the interior architecture , as well as materials and techniques, plus some of the main designers. Menuiserie or Ebenisterie During the 16th century furniture was the province of the menuisier who worked in solid wood. The nearest English equivalent to the term is ‘carpenter and joiner’, but this is not entirely satisfactory. At this time the technique of inlaying, extremely fashionable in Italy, was in France the province of the menuisier, but when it was replaced by more sophisticated techniques such as veneering and marquetry in the early years of the 17th century, the most skilled menuisiers became known as ebenistes, a term often translated as ‘cabinet-maker’ which again is not strictly accurate.

The menuisier proper continued to be responsible for seat-furniture, table-supports, such furniture as buffets a kind of cupboard and armoires wardrobes of solid wood, the decorative carved panelling for walls boiseries , door-cases and overdoor mouldings, and window-cases and shutters. In this he was assisted by wood-carvers, and by painters, varnishers, and gilders. Ebenistes were so called from the fact that when ebony ebene was first introduced into France towards the end of the 16th century it was an exceedingly rare and expensive wood used principally for veneers and inlays.

Craftsmen who specialized in this work became known as menuisiers en ebene, later shortened to ebenistes, and since veneering was almost invariably done on case-furniture of one kind or another the ebeniste was necessarily also a cabinet-maker. The term, however, can be applied correctly to any kind of furniture decorated with veneers or marquetry, and with related techniques. The elaborate mounting and applied decoration of metal, which became especially fashionable towards the end of the 17th century, required yet another category of craftsman – the ciseleurs-fondeurs who cast and finished the mounts, and the doreurs who were responsible for gilding.

French furniture of the period under discussion is commonly referred to either as menuiserie or ebenisterie, and these terms will henceforward be used without further explanation, since to translate them would be needlessly confusing. They are both in use today, and the workshops of these craftsmen are a not uncommon sight in provincial France, even though the ebenistes are rarely as skilful as their forebears.

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Frequently one finds that sellers guess-timate the age of a piece to show the item in its most favorable light. Weekend collectors–in a post-brunch glow and accompanied by a charming companion–are all too ready to hear the best of an object that has attracted their attention. As we say on the Street:

We offer the complete range of furniture repair, restoration and conservation services for period, antique pieces as well as more modern furniture – whether you have a sideboard needing a complete overhaul and restoration, a large dining table needing some TLC .

I SO wish you could all feel this velvet!!! It feels more like Chinchilla than velvet! I would probably wear with a rhinestone buckle belt Very good condition, but not perfect. You will need just a bit of sewing under the Chantilly lace see photos The exterior 2 layers of Chantilly Lace is in great condition!! The only real issue at all with the dress is one small loss of velvet at the hemline see photo You could hem it up but it’s already fairly short, so I might consider adding Chantilly lace trim at the hemline, or satin or velvet ribbon which would lengthen the dress At first glance, you will believe this to be a black velvet coat embroidered with gold lame, but at closer inspection, you will see that this is actually a ‘s gold painted velvet coat!

Fantastic design all over front and back!!

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