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    Spatterware

    Antiques Ceramics Porcelain Pottery Spatterware Spongeware

    Spatterware

    Spatterware is a rather broad term for pottery with colors that look as if they were spattered or sponged onto the surface. This type of pottery was crafted in England beginning around 1780 and is usually called spongeware in European circles. The base of these pieces is most often made from common earthenware, although creamware was used in some cases, according to Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles. Stoneware crockery with a similar look is sometimes called spatterware by collectors and dealers, so don’t be confused by this similarity in terms when researching your pieces. Make sure that what you have is...

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    Picture Frame Restoration

    Antique Picture Frames Antiques Frame Restoration Restoration

    Picture Frame Restoration

    Restoring a picture frame will give it new life. Antique picture frames frequently need cleaning, repair of broken pieces, conservation, and restoration of the original gilded surfaces. They may also need re-gilding and antiquing, joining and reinforcing damaged corners. Before – The ornament has broken off this frame in several places. The wood has split, compromising the structural integrity. Some of the ornament is missing. The frame also has a coating of dirt and oxidized bronze paint on it.   After – The frame has been mended, the wood is secured, and the ornament reattached. Casts were taken and fit into...

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    Antique Furniture Styles

    Art Deco Art Furniture Art Nouveau Arts and Crafts Chippendale Classical Eastlake Elizabethan Empire Federal French Restoration Furniture Styles Gothic Revival Hepplewhite Interior Decorating Louis XVI Modern Naturalistic Neo Greek Queen Anne Renaissance Revival Rococo Revival Sheraton Victorian William and Mary

    Antique Furniture Styles

    Furniture styles can be determined by remembering what design elements each one embraces. Here are some of the major design elements that define each period. WILLIAM AND MARY, 1690-1730 This style is named for the English King William of Orange and his consort, Mary. New colonists in America brought their English furniture traditions with them and tried to translate these styles using native woods. Their furniture was practical and sturdy.  Lines of this furniture style tend to be crisp, while facades might be decorated with bold grains of walnut or maple veneers, framed by inlaid bands. Moldings and turnings are...

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    William Stanley Haseltine

    19th Century American Dusseldorf school of painting Fine Art Hudson River School Interior Decorating Luminism Paintings William Stanley Haseltine

    William Stanley Haseltine

    William Stanley Haseltine lived between June 11, 1835 and February 3, 1900 and was an American painter and draftsman who was associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting, the Hudson River School and Luminism.  Click here to view all of the works of art we have by William Stanley Haseltine for sale. EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Born in Philadelphia to John Haseltine, a successful businessman, and Elizabeth Shinn Haseltine, an amateur landscape painter, Haseltine studied at the University of Pennsylvania and then at Harvard University, where he received a degree in 1854. CAREER He first exhibited his paintings the following year...

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    Federal Style Furniture and Architecture

    American Antiques Architecture Federal Furniture Greek Interior Decorating Roman

    Federal Style Furniture and Architecture

    The Federal look is a unique American subset of neoclassicism, which initially emerged and flourished roughly between 1780 and 1820.  More formal than earlier American Colonial design, and less decorative than the concurrent Georgian aesthetics, Federal pieces often include ancient architectural details such as columns, arches and urns, and offer an atmosphere of refined, yet comfortable, luxury.  Though Federal pieces often drew from European influences, it primarily referenced and interpreted the aesthetics of Ancient Greece and Rome – in many ways a political statement emphasizing the allusion to these ancient archetypal democracies, which would have been apparent during the time...

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