ANNUAL SPOONS ROBBE & BERKING
An old German manufactory called Robbe & Berking has now turned over 130 years old. It was founded in 1874 in the vicinity of a German city called Flensburg. During…

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Antique shop and its secrets: why do we love antique furniture so much?
If only furniture could tell its story ... Antiques are Mary's long-standing passion. She holds an antique store on the outskirts of London and some of her things are collected…

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POCKET WATCHES WACHERON & CONSTANTIN VACHERON & CONSTANTIN
The Swiss watch Vasheron & Constantine is considered one of the most expensive and prestigious in the world. In the second half of the 18th century, Switzerland, from a country…

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Types of antique cabinets

In the world there are a huge number of antique antique cabinets of various origin, age and condition. This type of furniture, both earlier and in our time, is quite popular. Therefore, many, when creating an interior space, are faced with the question of choosing an old cabinet. In order to have some idea of ​​the old European cabinets, the following article provides several types of such furniture:

1. Cabinet on the underframe – England, Holland (marquetry)

The cabinet with drawers for valuables was popular in England and Holland between 1680-1720. A magnificent type of cabinet, most often covered with flower marquetry, inspired by Dutch still lifes. For more modest products, the thread on the underframe is less magnificent. The spirals of all four legs of the sample indicated below are directed in one direction – this is a distinctive feature of the early origin of the cabinets; in later cabinets of this type, the direction of the spiral of the legs alternates. The underframes of such cabinets are usually fragile, which is their “weak point”, so they are often made lower – for greater stability. With a high underframe, the top of the cabinet does not veneer. The lower stands were veneered later.

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WATCH COLLECTION WITH A LIMITED BUDGET

Most collectors are always looking for the sleeping one who is waiting to be found. One story tells how a collector went to a pawnshop and asked the owner if he had any gold pocket watches for sale. The pawnshop broker replied, “No, but I have a pocket watch brand” 23J “with a silver case at a good price.” Even though the pocket watch was in a cheaper case, the collector decided to investigate the mechanism. When he opened the back of the watch to inspect the movement, there he saw the signature “24J Bunn Special” engraved on the plate and immediately decided to buy this watch. The mechanism was working and in excellent condition. The collector asked for a price. The broker said that he is trying to get rid of the watch, but he does not succeed in this, and if he wants to buy it, he is ready to sell it for $ 35. The collector bought a pocket watch and replaced the silver case with a gold-plated case “J. Boss, ”and sold the watch a month later for $ 400. He spent a total of $ 100, when he sold the watch, he made a profit of $ 300 Continue reading

FAMOUS AMERICAN RAILWAY POCKET WATCHES

It was the end of the nineteenth century in America. The car has not yet been invented. The Kodak camera has not yet been launched on the market. Women wore long dresses, and the main way to wash clothes was a washboard. Few houses had electricity, and even the radio had not yet entered their lives. The president was Benjamin Harrison. Of course, those days of the past were not quite as simple as most memories. They were slower, yes, because getting from one place to another took a lot of time. American mail was the main form of communication connecting this country, as America was slowly moving towards the twentieth century.

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