Christmas time is a time for sharing and gift-giving. It's the thought, not the price, behind a gift that counts.
We at Passion for the Past Antiques have been supplying a variety of antiques and collectible objects to our clients for over twenty-five years. What better time in the year than the coming Christmas season to give a special gift...
How do we grade chinaware? Well this is a somewhat loaded question that has a variety of answers. The answers may also vary depending on subjectivity of the seller, rarity, age and provenance of item.
As collectible objects salt and pepper shakers really only took off with great gusto once salt had been broken down from the rock or crystal form which was originally presented in open salt cellars.
Tramp art is a unique woodworking style that became popularized from 1880-1940. It is characterized by the notch carving and layering or pyramiding of many small pieces of wood for decorating a variety of objects.
First of all we have to ask ourselves the question what age qualifies an antique. Technically an item regardless of what it is qualifies as an antique if it is one hundred years old or older.
Modernism seems to be a terminology that is somewhat loosely used to denote a break-away from traditional thoughts and designs in our society since the beginning of the Arts & Crafts Movement all the way into Mid 20th Century...
Some denting of antique metals generally attest to the authenticity of the antiquity of metals and is considered acceptable by collector and dealer standards. This is not to say that all metals that have dents are antique.
When we speak about antique and vintage silverplate we all seem to have different criteria for what we consider acceptable condition.
For charisma of country charm it's always pleasurable to start a focal point of decorating with a comfortable antique rocking chair.