Neatorama Posts Tagged "antique"
Old Vase Used as a Doorstop Sells for $860,000...

(Photo: Hansons Auctioneers)According to the family, it had been acquired by a now-deceased relative in the 1930s. For many years, the vase was used as a doorstop at their home in Birmingham, UK.But this is no ordinary v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/02/Old-Vase-Used-as-a-Doorstop-Sells-for-860000/
This Is a Cockfight Chair...

The auction house Cooper Hewitt offers for sale th...  ...t get the name "cockfight chair"? The Handbook of Antique Chairs explains that "Fops would recline on the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/This-Is-a-Cockfight-Chair/
Antiques Roadshow Mistakenly Values High School Art Project for $50,000

(Image: PBS)How do the appraisers on the televisio...  ...S)How do the appraisers on the television program Antiques Roadshow know the value of the vast multitude of...  ...u’ve got to get on the internet and look up Antiques Roadshow; that weird pot you made is on there.&rd...  ...dshow; that weird pot yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/10/Antiques-Roadshow-Mistakenly-Values-High-School-Art-Project-for-50000/
The Mystery of the Phantom Page Turner...

Have you ever seen a “page turner” for...  ...Zealand professor Ian Spellerberg collects office antiques . A few years ago, he bought a blade that was purp...  ...although it can be hard to distinguish them in an antique store. Spellerberg shares what you need to know a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/26/The-Mystery-of-the-Phantom-Page-Turner/
An Amazing Transforming Desk from the 1800s...

From 1728 to 1878, the Socci family of Ponte a Ema...  ...it and the other surviving models at Clostermann Antiques .-via Core 77

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/11/An-Amazing-Transforming-Desk-from-the-1800s/
Stork Clamps for Midwives...

This isn't a pair of scissors, but a clamp and forceps. The Facebook page of the West Virginia Friends of Midwives says that the iconic stork scissors used in needlework began as a clamp. Midwives would use it to tie off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/11/Stork-Clamps-for-Widwives/
The Gentleman’s Surprise Chair (c. 1880) Contained Hidden Games, Liquor, and Naughty Photographs...

A gentleman is discreet. Whatever vices he may hav...  ...rtain, I think that it was once owned by M.S. Rau Antiques of New Orleans. One compartment hides from public...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/23/The-Gentlemans-Surprise-Chair-c-1880-Contained-Hidden-Games-Liquor-and-Naughty-Photographs/
Would You Put a $300,000 Glass Sculpture on the Hood of Your Car?...

In the 1920s and ‘30s, French glassmaker René Claude Lalique produced 30 different designs of pressed-glass hood ornaments, also known as mascots. Since they were made of glass, they are quite rare.Once upon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/05/Would-You-Put-a-300000-Glass-Sculpture-on-the-Hood-of-Your-Car/
This Amazing Birdcage and Fish Bowl Is Unlike Anything You've Seen Before...

(Photo: Cooper Hewitt)And I don't open up my box of superlatives like that without good reason. The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum owns this rare and bizarre artifact of early Nineteenth Century Dutch origin. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/16/This-Amazing-Birdcage-and-Fish-Bowl-Is-Unlike-Anything-Youve-Seen-Before/
The Bedpan Collector...

People will collect almost anything. It’s th...  ...ited her interest. At first, Eakin collected both antique bedpans and chamber pots, but let go of the chamb...  ...re eating out of. They thought it was a beautiful antique soup dish.As with anything else, there’s a...  ...more than you thought you&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/The-Bedpan-Collector/




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