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Antique or Junque: Bellflowers Inspired by Baltimore Cabinetmakers

Q: This is a photo of an antique chest that I inherited from my parents. It is 41 inches tall, 42 inches wide and 20 inches deep. It is made of cherry. It has inlay on the drawers and floral inlay on the columns. The chest is in very good condition and has the original finish. I'm not sure if the pulls are original.

I hope you can provide ...Read more

Antique or Junque: Cameo Classics Chronicle Cruel Prison Life

Q: This is a photo of the cover of a Cameo Classics hardcover book that I have. On the cover is the title: "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" by Oscar Wilde. In the center of the cover is an ivory cameo of a man. It was published by Grosset and Dunlap in New York.

It was given to me by a friend, and I would like to know more about its age, origin and...Read more

Antique or Junque: Nineteenth-Century DIY Child's Chair

Q: This is a photo of an antique child's chair. It stands about 18 inches tall, and the seat is 11 inches by 11 inches. I think the thick seat is oak. The frame and spindles are some type of hard wood. I was told that the frame, legs and spindles were sold by traveling salesmen in rural areas. All the buyer had to do was provide the wood plank ...Read more

 

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