Dragons! Shawn Dempsey writes, "Here's a close-up of a dragonware vase. This vase dates to the 1880s, and the technique is called moriage. Moriage is a slip-clay decoration, and it's been described as looking like cake frosting. More details were added using a raised enamel glaze. This vase, like many older pieces of dragonware, has fired-on glass eyes."
Deena Alexander writes that she was lucky to "snag" this piece...which is actually two pieces. They were old clocksmith tool chests. Now they are perfect for all kinds of storage plus reflecting a time when craftmen kept the clocks running. Thanks, Deena!
This is a 13" antique French Fashion Doll, circa 1870, and her stylish Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound) companion. Both are ready for a picnic. Notice that she also has her binoculars! We'd like to thank Letha Berry for posting this photo on our Facebook page and giving such a good description. Letha writes, "She is a marked Barrois on rare Terrene kid over wood body with metal arms and bisque hands. Her body type is also known as a baggy pants body. The Barrois firm operated from 1858…
Sheryl Almaguer bought this vintage stove at a yard sale for just $50. Yes, $50. It is small, but that is part of the charm. You can imagine it in an aparement or flat in days gone by. That black and white also is elegant.
There was a time when many families had pump organs in their homes so we were really happy to see this one posted by Barbie Torpey. She learned to play it over 40 years ago! It's fantastic not just to have an antique that had a place in cultural life "in days gone by" but to know how to use it...especially when it creates beautiful music.
Can anyone help identify this elaborate antique dresser? It was recently acquired by one of our readers, Rima, who believes it had side panels probably with mirrors. You can see at the left of the piece where the panel/mirror would have attached. She would love to know the probable date, the style and area of origin, if possible. Can anyone help out? If you acquired a piece like this would you attempt to clean it or leave it "as is"?