"I believe these are used with loose tea. The strainer is rested on the teacup and the tea is poured from the teapot through the strainer, which catches the loose leaves. The strainer is then placed on its matching cup to catch the drips."
"The shade on your lamp is an IES type (stands for Illuminating Engineering Society). It is generally used on lamps with screws in the fitter to hold it in place and is then covered with a decorative fabric or paper shade that rests on top, using…"
"I'm a little hesitant on the value. I know that furniture of this type has lost value over the past 5-10 years. In a shop I wouldn't be surprised to see a price of anywhere between $200 and $400. Less would be a bargain and more would seem…"
"It looks to me like a transitional Greek Revival-Renaissance Revival dresser, from around 1850-60. Hopefully someone can restore the upper drawer finish to match the rest. I would think the only practical way to sell something like this is close to…"
"Great thrift store find! It looks like a china cabinet from the 1940s, or maybe 30s. It has a similar form to kitchen cabinets of the time, but because it appears to have a nice mahogany veneer, I'm sure it was meant for a dining room, with…"
"It's a Victorian platform rocker, from the 1880s or 90s. It looks as though it has an adjustable back, which I haven't seen before on this type of rocker. I love Victorian furniture, but unfortunately it is not in demand these days.…"
"I have to disagree--the interior of the room is Colonial Revival in style and could well date to the 1890s. Also, the spring-like decoration on the fixture could not be used as a device to raise and lower the chandelier. It is far too heavy…"
"I can't tell you much. But since the date is stamped on the back you know exactly how old it is! The style is Early American or Colonial Revival. Furniture from the 1960s in a more modern style ("mid-century Modern") has become very…"