bigriver » collections




Bigriver has not created any collections yet. What are collections?


See all 17
Wood Chinese man serving figure.  - Folk Artin Folk Art
Could anyone tell me something about this rocking chair? - Furniturein Furniture
Who is this man?  19th C. portrait.  Anyone recognize?  Perhaps military figure? - Photographsin Photographs
3 swords. Reproduction or authenic, continued. - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
3 swords. Reproductions or authentic? - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Flintlock: original or reproduction? 
Gold or Alloy? - Goldin Gold
Silver or plated candelabra?  Need to know for polishing. ID, too. - Silverin Silver
Art Glass-Cobalt Blue and Green.  Hand blown? ID or comments please. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Erzgebirge Nutcracker.  When made and what type of figure? - Christmasin Christmas


  1. Finally had the nerve to take the back off. It is of Joseph Hein from Adrian, Nobles Co., MN. Dated 1870. For "Anna" He was a Private with the 8th Heavy Artillery in NY State during the Civil War....
  2. Yes, it has a hard, thick leather headpiece. Not sure what is meant by a "seat for three." It has a slight rise in the middle of he seat. Also, yes, I see the Windsor likeness. Thanks to all.
  3. Great object. I wonder what its history is. Wish I could help.
  4. Very interesting to me, considering I used to raise sheep for wool. I saw a similar one on Collectors Weekly and it said it looked like from the Regency period. What do you think?
  5. Thanks for your comments. I think I'll take it apart and see, then post.
  6. A friend of mine who is into knives just looked at it and told me it never had a blade put on it because it has no sharp edge. Don't know what to make of that.
  7. All very interesting. I thank you. Does M1840 mean it might have been made in 1840? I see no markings near the hilt, just the number 84 stamped very small in three places on the presumably brass h...
  8. Any guess as to how old a fake piece like this would be. Very clever. Fooled me, but I know little about guns. I'd sure like to know how my Grandfather came to own it. I never saw it as a kid and ...
  9. See more


Silver or plated candelabra?  Need to know for polishing. ID, too. Carnival glass corn cob vase.