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  • Chair Styles — Chippendale

    Chair Styles — Chippendale

    It is possible to identify the style of a chair and when it was made by analyzing its parts. You may be able to discover who made the chair by...

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  • Steiff Bear: Plaything No More

    Steiff Bear: Plaything No More

    Steiff bears were first designed for children in the early 1900s. Collectors look for rare colors like the apricot mohair on this early metal-rod-jointed bear. They also look for original...

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  • Collectors Dig Garden Furnishings

    Collectors Dig Garden Furnishings

    A small selection of garden accessories from the turn of the 20th century sold just in time for summer. From water features and gnomes to benches and stands, collectors were...

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  • The Timeless Beauty of Bride’s Baskets

    The Timeless Beauty of Bride’s Baskets

    Bride's baskets were popular wedding gifts at the turn of the 20th century. Some were made of pewter, brass or bronze but silver-plated versions, like this one that holds a...

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  • Movie Posters Make Their Mark

    Movie Posters Make Their Mark

    Movie posters sold for top dollar at a recent auction. Collectors look for posters that advertise classic films, famous actors, or popular movies from their childhood. This poster for A-Haunting...

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  • John Prip – Metalsmith

    John Prip – Metalsmith

    John Prip studied metalwork in Scandinavia and designed for Reed & Barton. This 1970s teapot reflects his talent with unexpected curves and angles and attention to detail. It auctioned recently...

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