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    New Antique Shop Near You in Hallowell Maine

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    New Antique Shop Near You in Hallowell Maine

    Visit the Susquehanna Antique Company gallery in Hallowell, Maine and meet owner David Friedman. The company has been in business since 1913 and David has collected amazing antique furniture, and authentic period frames. He welcomes visitors to come and learn about antiques, shop the fine quality art, furniture, and frames collection in person or online. Susquehanna Antiques was founded in 1913 by the current owner’s grandfather. The original shop was located in Port Deposit, Maryland, along the Susquehanna River. The business was then relocated to Biltmore Ave. in Asheville, North Carolina. In 1982 we moved to a location in the Georgetown...

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    What's The Difference Between Antique Vintage and Collectible?

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    What's The Difference Between Antique Vintage and Collectible?

    There are many different interpretations of the terminology used to describe products that were crafted in older eras. There is a difference between items labeled as antique, vintage, retro, and collectible.

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    How To Care For Paintings

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    How To Care For Paintings

    Paintings are fragile creations that require special care to ensure their continued preservation. Paintings consist of various layers. The paint is applied to a support, typically canvas or wood, which is usually first primed with a glue sizing and/or ground layer. Traditional paintings are finished with a coat of varnish. Contemporary paintings, naïve, or folk art may not have a ground layer or varnish coating. Paintings that do not have all of the traditional layers may be more fragile and susceptible to change or damage. The paint layers can be made of pigments in oil, acrylic (or other synthetics), encaustic...

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    Spatterware

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    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

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    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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