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Alabaster has been a desired stone by sculptors and architects for centuries. In addition to its beautiful color and translucency, it is easy to carve and polish. Veins of color and the natural … more
Q. I have a set of George Briard dishes that are labelled “An Authentic 1825 Reproduction” that I inherited from my aunt. It consists of eight place settings which includes dinner plates, … more
Q. I have two of these antique clocks. Can you please tell me their approximate value?A. Your clocks were made by the New England Clock Company which was formed in 1956 in Farmington, Connecticut but … more
Decorative objects made of ivory have been prized for thousands of years. Ivory's inherent properties make it uniquely suited for carving, and hundreds of years ago it was plentiful and inexpensive. … more
Many of us in Rhode Island are familiar with the gateway arch overhanging Atwells Avenue on Federal Hill. Many people think a pineapple is suspended in the center because a pineapple symbolizes … more
Interested in collecting political related objects in view of the tumultuous and colorful election year we have been having? Like all types of mass-produced collectibles, the rarer the better. You … more
The “Mutoscope” was an early motion picture device created in the late 1890’s. It worked on a flip-book principle which had cards set around the perimeter of a round drum. When you … more
Here is a list of great books for those who love art and antiques: "A Paris Apartment" by Michelle GableHistorical fiction novel about an apartment full of treasures which had been sealed for … more
Q. We are interested in identifying the date and place of origin for this cabinet which has two pieces, a pedestal base and cabinet top with a drawer a door with shelves inside and elaborately carved … more
A few weeks before honoring America, the “most patriotic town” will pay tribute to the motherland as exotic British vehicles roar into town for the British Motorcar Festival. As many as … more
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