It's a dresser in the Federal style, but a modern revival of it. Since it was made by Bassett Furniture, you're probably looking at c.1950s-70 judging by the design of the label and the fresh look of the secondary wood. I have…"
"The maker's mark on the bottom has a secessionist look to it. I agree that the pottery definitely has a basalt quality. Are there any mold seams on the polished body of the vase? I see a seam within the rose border, but it doesn't appear…"
You have the "Westward Ho" pattern by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia. Gillinder was at the 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition showing off their wares and making some wares on premises. This particular pattern dates to c.1879.…"
The box depicts the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany. My guess is that it was not very old when your husband bought it, because "West Germany" tells us it was made during the Cold War era when Germany was divided by the…"
"They look like painted cast pot metal to me. With the loops, I would think they are meant to hang and serve as weights for something. Just brainstorming, but maybe as window blind pulls or to hold the corners of a picnic tablecloth down? Perhaps…"
"“Limoges China” is not actually Limoges porcelain of France (named after the Limoges region), but a company founded in Sebring, Ohio in 1900. The idea was to replicate porcelain of the same quality as France, but that didn’t…"
"The N and crown is intended to make one think it is Capodimonte, an Italian porcelain. I’ve seen quite a few German pieces in the “Capodimonte style.” The lace and pastel coloring makes me think that this piece dates closer to the…"
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I collect many things; mainly Limoges porcelain, early local photography, and leather-bound books. I enjoy researching and photographing my collection in my spare time. I used to write an antiques blog during my grad school days. I hope to get back to it someday.
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