Spiral Furniture Often Not Hunzinger

December 9, 2010
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I thought that this Rare Victorian blog had quashed the rampant Hunzinger mis-attributions out there with our global reach, pervasive presence in the antique community and from me being featured on the cover of Magazine Antiques. Kidding. A recent email from a visitor with a link to a seller’s “Hunzinger” table tells me our work […]

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Why Antiques Get Mis-Attributed – Six Reasons

December 8, 2010
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Unfortunately, identifying an antique’s manufacturer is sometimes an art and not always a science.  It is not often that a 19th Century item has a patent existing to help us easily identify the maker as does the “lollipop chair” (as we call it today – he never did) by Hunzinger, above.  Absent a definitive mark […]

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What’s It Worth?

December 5, 2010
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Antique Value Having a blog that is well entrenched into the Google search results leads a lot of new site visitors here that send me photos of their items asking, “what is the value of this antique?”  The problem is, it depends where they would be selling it, when they’d be selling it (the luck […]

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Elijah Galusha Settee Photos

December 3, 2010
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As I always say, one cannot have too many Elijah Galusha reference photos lying around for that emergency Rococo furniture identification that always pops up.  This set is from a Galusha settee at the Rensselaer County Historical Society in Troy, NY that I haven’t put up yet. He seems to have been fond of “reeding” […]

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The Rare Victorian Store Launches

November 26, 2010
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It’s high time I selectively whittle my Victorian antique collection down as I have bought and bought and ran out of space to put it all in. Therefore, the Rare Victorian Antiques Store has been born! I will be adding more items to the inventory in the coming days, but we are open for business!  […]

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