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The word armada comes from the Portuguese and Spanish word for naval fleet. Fleet meaning a large formation of warships, at sea the direct equivalent is an army on land.
You’re probably wondering how this translation ‘naval fleet’ links to a silver dish? Good question, well the relevance to these silver dishes today is in fact the history hidden behind them.…Continue
Added by AC Silver Antiques on November 20, 2015 at 6:06am — No Comments
I have a storage unit with antiques that I want to sell as a lot to the highest bidder. Located in California, City of Nuevo, in the county of Riverside.
This sale will be open to locals only since buyer will be responsible to pick up items at storage location.
If interested please call to make an appointment to stop by the storage for a viewing or post on my wall. I want to do this quickly so act fast!
See the pics I have posted to get an idea of some of the…Continue
Added by Cherre steppe on November 18, 2015 at 6:39pm — No Comments
Ask any antiques connoisseur in the Greater Houston area about Claudia Camp and you’re bound to get the same response. “She’s got great taste”, “She’s got a great eye”, “She really knows her antiques”. (They might also mention that her smile is like a beam of sunshine!)
We couldn’t agree more. Claudia’s seasoned point of view – more than 25 years of experience – captured our attention almost immediately after we touched down in Houston earlier this year. We invited her (read: begged…Continue
Added by Mason Richman on November 17, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
Based on our experience working and shopping at antiques fairs, plus tips we’ve been given by fair-goers and our partners in antiques, we thought we'd have a little fun, and share 5 essential tips for shopping at vintage, antiques, and other trade fairs! :)
1. Get there early. Check on entry fees and opening times (sometimes prices vary), and get there when the true pickers arrive for a chance to see the best items and bargain before others arrive. And remember- if…Continue
For vintage and antique pieces without provenance, it can be tricky to know what an acceptable price range is. Luckily, our co-founder, Xing, happens to have a pretty great pricing-guide built into the back of his head (honed from his years of scouting, buying and selling all over the world!).
Recently, we picked Xing's brain about the value of dining chairs. Here's what he had to say.…Continue
Added by Mason Richman on November 10, 2015 at 8:35pm — No Comments