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7 years ago
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I have my mom's old manual typewriter. It's got the umlauts and everything for German spellings.
I have a Victorian sofa set that consists of the sofa, a "regular" chair and one that seems excessively short. I was told that the short chair was used by ladies who had hoop skirts. Dunno how true ...
Yup. That's what they look like to me also.
Can you add a photo from underneath? It almost looks like the seat should be woven cane...
Leftmost photo is the Pillsbury doughboy, right? Does he giggle when you squeeze his belly?
lol It's actually duel wordplay. Plant + lust using English meanings and Lust in German means enthusiasm/desire/zest. And it's even more descriptive 'cause my 50x110 ft yard has 200-300 differen...
Thanks Phil. That's what I get for posting at Ohgodhundred without natural light. I've swapped out the photos. Let me know if they still look wonky.
I loved my Bug. It was parked out on the driveway and was the only car on our entire block that started during the winter of 1985(it was a bright orange 1973 or 74, I believe).
The seat doesn't look like wicker, looks more like caning to me and should be repairable, so you can at least sit on the chair. It's either hand caned or one of those kits. Tough to tell without a...
Probably part of a dining room set, looks like walnut. Too bad you don't have a closer photo of the seat details. Maybe the old seat was woven cane?
Got a response back from the UK company which sold the larger, similar cabinet. "This style of cabinet was made in Japan between the 1890s and 1920s. They are loosely called Shadonas and were made...
Yup, onyx. Probably from Mexico. My mom used to collect these pieces in the 1970s & 80s.
Idcloisonne Figures that it wouldn't be a signature. Drat. Well at least I have a translation. Need all the luck that I can get(lol).
MrsGraham Chicago is an old German town (ditto Milwaukee, and a few towns around San Antonio), so it heightens the odds that someone brought it over. Hmm, Bavarian, maybe? Hey, what about the bui...
lol We agree that it's from "the old country" then. Hmmmm, what about the swivel mechanism? Something like that wouldn't be from the 14th century, right? The piece feels/looks too heavy to be cu...
HaHa. More spelunking found the same shaped cabinet, with inlay, slightly larger tho, that was sold in the UK. No pricing or makers name but the cabinet was listed as a large Meiji period cabinet on...
It's got a heavy European feel to it. Kindof Gothicy, hmmm, German maybe? It reminds me of some of the fortress/castles that I toured.
A pagan, spirit of the forest. Been around a LONG time. Usually carved into churches etc and made of stone or carved into wood. Google "green man" and click on images. I know it doesn't help you...
Almost looks like a "green man".
Another piece of the puzzle solved. Sent an email to a company in SFO that sells Asian antiques. Based on the photos on their website, very expensive, high quality stuff. Their response? Japanes...
Thanks for the info, Idcloisonne. Can you tell me what makes it Japanese over Korean? Any idea what it would have stored? Any idea where to find an expert that might be able to translate the charac...
I agree with 1980s fashion. Somehow, I found myself humming Love Bizarre & Glamorous Life when I saw it<G>.
Cool old trunk. Just wanted to pass along some info that I learned when researching one of my old trunks. The wealthier classes would use trunks with highly arched lids because they didn't want thei...
Forgot to add that it was falling apart when I bought it and I had Montalbano repair it without redoing the finish (they deal more in French and English antiques). Now I can move it around without wo...