Neatorama Posts Tagged "antiques"
The Dawn of DIY: When it Was Hip to Stitch...

When I was a kid in the 1960s, I embroidered a tea towel to give to my grandmother every year for Christmas. By the time I got to high school, I found I could make decent money embroidering designs and scenes on other pe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/29/The-Dawn-of-DIY-When-it-Was-Hip-to-Stitch/
Elaborate Sixteenth Century Strongbox...

I can’t verify these claims, but according to various tumblr blogs, this photo shows a strongbox made in Nuremberg in around 1540. It’s made of sheets of forged iron riveted together. In addition to the three...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/28/Elaborate-Sixteenth-Century-Strongbox/
17th Century Pocket Watch...

(Photos: Columbia University)This unusual antique is called a diptych dial—a type of sundial. Skilled craftsmen produced them from the Sixteenth through the Eighteenth Centuries, usually in Nuremberg. They were use...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/09/17th-Century-Pocket-Watch/
Box Used as a TV Stand Turns out to Be an Antique Worth $10 Million...

(Photo: Rouillac)This Seventeenth Century Japanese lacquer box was a masterpiece in its time and, in our time, stout enough to support a heavy television set. What is now known as the Mazarin Chest passed through various...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/05/Box-Used-as-a-TV-Stand-Turns-out-to-Be-an-Antique-worth-10-Million/
Eighteenth Century Midwife Training Mannequin...

Angélique Marguerite Le Boursier du Coudray (1714-1794) was the midwife of the court of French King Louis XV. She was famous for her skills in that trade and highly sought after as a teacher. Madame du Coudray tra...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/12/Eighteenth-Century-Midwife-Training-Mannequin/
Seventeenth Century Prosthetic Eye...

UPDATE AND CORRECTION 7/2/13: In the comments, Minnesotastan informs us that this is a model of an eye, not a prosthetic. Thanks, Minnesotastan!This impressively detailed prosthetic eye may date to early Seventeenth Cent...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/01/Seventeenth-Century-Prosthetic-Eye/
The Chatelaine--An Antique Multitool for Women...

A busy woman needs the tools of her work accessible. This was a challenge when fashions did not include many pockets. The chatelaine was a popular solution in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries:Like a customized Swi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/23/The-Chatelaine-An-Antique-Multitool-for-Women/
Victorian Dress Lifter...

Unless you were wearing a daring hemline, your skirts may get muddy while walking in the street. That's where this handy gadget came in. Ladies would use it and other "hem elevators" to lift their dresses up out of the w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/18/Victorian-Dress-Lifter/
Antique Articulated Gold Skeleton Action Figure in a Silver Sarcophagus...

If you were a filthy rich kid in Russia a century ago, this would have been the ultimate toy. The famous goldsmith Israel Rouchomovsky made it between 1892 and 1906 with all the features a child could want:the fully arti...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Antique-Articulated-Gold-Skeleton-Action-Figure-in-a-Silver-Sarcophagus/
Cabin in the Woods...

Lilah and Nick built this wonderful cabin in West Virginia out of reclaimed lumber and filled it with eccentric castoff vintage and antique furnishings. One wall is made completely of old windows. I particularly like thi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/18/Cabin-in-the-Woods/
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