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Gaming Antiques for Your Game Room
Gaming Antiques for Your Game Room

Everyone needs an escape from the craziness of every day life. What bett...

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Wildly Beautiful: Animal Carvings in Antique Furniture
Wildly Beautiful: Animal Carvings in Antique ...

Going back thousands of year, artisans have incorporated animal motifs i...

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Collecting Antique Walking Sticks and Canes
Collecting Antique Walking Sticks and Canes

  Soothsayer's Cane   In centuries past, well-heeled gentlemen, and l...

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Stay Home with M.S. Rau
Stay Home with M.S. Rau

While COVID-19 is forcing the closure of museums and galleries around th...

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Inside Out: Delving into Skeleton Clocks
Inside Out: Delving into Skeleton Clocks

Skeleton clocks are one of the most exciting subsets of antique clocks a...

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A Guide to Antique Mixology
A Guide to Antique Mixology

During these times of isolation, what better activity is there than hunk...

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The Allure of Sheffield Silver
The Allure of Sheffield Silver

  Sheffield Silver Rolling Dessert Stand   Ornate, regal, and timeles...

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7 Essential Culinary Antiques for Your Next Dinner Party
7 Essential Culinary Antiques for Your Next D...

Delicious food, a good bottle of wine and great conversation are the mai...

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Reflect Your Style: Decorating with Mirrors
Reflect Your Style: Decorating with Mirrors

A beautiful antique mirror is a wonderful addition to any room. With a r...

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Show a Little Leg: Three Centuries of French Table Legs
Show a Little Leg: Three Centuries of French ...

Each period of French furniture design is characterized by elements that...

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Weapon Canes
Hidden in Plain Sight: Weapon Canes

Beginning in the Victorian era, a walking stick was a staple of any wea...

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Time for Tea! How Tea Changed World History
Time for Tea! How Tea Changed World History

Afternoon Tea for Three by Charles-Joseph-Frédéric Soulacroix. Tea be...

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