Can I sell icons from home?
To talk about such a complex topic, let's turn to the story. Who knows how icons fell into people's hands? In fact, an icon could reach a person in several…

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Tea devices for connoisseurs of antiques
The 18th century played a huge role in the development of antiques, because it was during this period that the first samples of tea-ware, as well as dining, were created.…

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The most expensive antique books
Every self-respecting second-hand bookmaker at least once in his life was interested in which of the books is the most valuable. This will not necessarily be the oldest and most…

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semiprecious stones

Icon collecting

Throughout life, Russian people have been associated with icons. Under the images of saints, he was born, married. After death, during the burial, people put an icon in the coffin so that the soul of the deceased would find eternal rest. In each hut there was reserved a place for icons, it was called the “red” corner or kut. His other name is the deity, the front angle, the chapel, the icon …

The hut of the Orthodox Christian has always been “marked” in the image of the Holy: it was placed near the gate or porch, it served as a defense against evil and evil people. Formally, the saints were not traded. Shabby, outdated icons could be brought to the icon shop and instead of themselves choose a new one, while paying extra money. If the seller considered that the amount received was too small, he, without uttering a word, pushed the money back. In this case, the buyer had to pay extra. Continue reading

Antiques, hanging shelves and 5 more things in the interior that negatively affect success

Does the person determine the environment or does the environment determine the person? The question is interesting – true, rhetorical. Naturally, we will not seek an answer to it, but we will insure ourselves: we will remove from everyday life things that can negatively affect the life path. What kind? Read in our material.

Gala Mikhailova
columnist, interior designer and co-owner of DELARO8 textile design studio
In order to combine the potential success in business and life, there are many ways. Today I will propose one of them – to exclude objects that negatively affect the concentration of positive energy in the house. Of course, if you have already tried all other methods.

Columns, partitions
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KIDDUSH AND KIDDUSH GLASSES

Most often, customers are offered silver pair Saturday candlesticks, Hanukkah lamps, all kinds of aromatics, pointers and the so-called “kid glasses” or, depending on the shape, size, “kid’s glasses” created on the territory of the Russian Empire in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The same products, sometimes from earlier eras and mainly from Western European production, are presented and bought at Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions. As a rule, the price of such antiques is quite high, which is explained not so much by the artistic merits of the products, as by their unusualness and rarity.
Jewish art, which is closely connected with religion and the cult ritualism of everyday life, was not appreciated until relatively recently. Continue reading

KIDDUSH AND KIDDUSH GLASSES
Most often, customers are offered silver pair Saturday candlesticks, Hanukkah lamps, all kinds of aromatics, pointers and the so-called “kid glasses” or, depending on the shape, size, “kid’s glasses” created…

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MARINE CHRONOMETERS
For people of maritime professions, spending many months away from the earth, the ship becomes a second home. Therefore, all items of ship's life surrounding sailors should be durable, comfortable,…

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MOVADO CLOCK FIRM, SWITZERLAND
In 1881, a 19-year-old graduate of the watchmaking school Achille Ditesheim founded his own watchmaking company, which his three brothers soon joined. In 1905, a new, modern factory was built,…

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SILVER CUPPER IN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA.
In the history of antiques, a special position is occupied by the XVIII century, the time when the first European samples of dining and tea utensils appeared. And the forerunner…

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