i love antiques ! and i do genealogy research too [i look for dead people] so my family owned antiques are my favorite treasures


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  1. The underside is completely finished it will surely be a puzzle getting to it ! but I like the idea of using mending plates ! Thank you
  2. Don't be sad whoever did the reseatch on myra on ancestry didn't look very far Myra didn't die she & Charles were living in New York in 1870 1880 she's living with her father & son she was still l...
  3. Here they are sitting side by side . has anyone seen one of these ?
  4. if you can send mre your email ill look and see whayt else i can find mine is
  5. they came in 1895 they also had a son Amerigo that was born 1912 in California dont think im weird i do genealogy and sometimes i have to look for someone else besides my people in 1920 michae...
  6. i found this news paper article is this your great great grand parents New York Times June 20 1909 Two Burned in Delaware Fire. WILMINGTON, Del., June 20th!Flames overtaking them as they were en...
  7. do you know if they lived in Delaware ?
  8. oh my gosh does she have any idea how old it might be? i cant find anything to compare it to
  9. thanks ! i think your right i should stay close to home
  10. where? im near st louis
  11. thanks everyone for your comments i love this site im now in thew process of refinishing the piece so it can be used the caning has several holes in it ill post pics when its done
  12. well since my post and after 4 days of researching i found out this is a birthing table as labor progressed the midwife could raise the back to make delivery easier {haha} and the baby would just f...
  13. hi found your trunk looking for info on one im starting to refinish and found this on the air mattress hope it helps a little nannah
  15. can anyone tell me how much this collection might be worth?
  16. this is where i have purchased locks from marvin hes great and can tell you everything you need to know about your trunk happy restoring !!
  17. thank you all very much !! if you decide to make one and turn it vertical remember the lid is heavy and will pull on the hinges i added a leg to the bottom with a caster so the lid will freely slide b...
  18. you sure can ! so much fun working with my trunks
  19. thanks so much !
  20. i know i thought " well that will never happen " it said opening bid 750 buy now 850 but im sorta shocked i cant even find one any where ! nancy
  21. i only paid $25 for it ive been searching the web for 2 days and only found 1 on ebay for $850.00
  22. well ive been doing alot of looking for the artist and found her living in st louis mo in 1910 on the census her occupation is artist [an illistrator for the globe democrat news paper] she married a...
  23. priceless!!! i do genealogy and wish i could find family pics like this for every one i do a tree for
  24. yes but the hardware is painted with a silver paint
  25. Camilla should be very proud its beautiful !
  26. i use a wire wheel attachment on a drill first coarse to get the bulk of the rust then medium and fine to polish then polyurethane to keep it from rusting again
  27. thank you very much . i have a couple of repo sears catalogs ill have to see if i have one with this trunk in it thanks i never thought of looking in the sears catalogs
  28. thanks so much i love doing the restoration only trouble is i cant keep them all
  29. i use a brass brush that attaches to my drill and just grind away
  30. i have a very old childs size trunk [not so great shape] with wood handles could you help me with dating it if i send you a pic?
  31. thanks so much it still has the tray inside my husband wants me to sell it [its not the only trunk i have ] but i have no idea what it would even be worth
  32. thanks it was the most paper thin glass i have ever seen ill be going to the jeweler some time in feb
  33. no glass
  34. so upset!! almost 120 years old , keeps great time & guess who just put her thumb through the crystal ?
  35. did you see his wifes watch? i just love these pieces
  36. yes his initials W.J.E are on the end. i had never known about using it for a wax seal
  37. here in the st louis mo. area even if you didnt have the tray and if the litho was i bad shape you could get about 200.00 so id say about 400.00 the shape its in but im betting you dont want to sell...
  38. my husband has a huge collection its from 'creek walking ' cant tell ya how excited we get in the spring when theres a gully washer rain
  39. im soooo jealous how cool is that and to know you dad found it too
  40. im wondering if you email the co. they might have an archive
  41. do a google search for gold medal folding furniture they started in 1892 they may be able to help you further
  42. wow is that an original? i have 2 reproductions i love to look through them
  43. i know isnt it fun ? when my grandson turned 3 i restored a huge camel back trunk for a treasure chest [he liked pirates ] after i found the same chest on line in terrible shape for 1800.00 most expe...
  46. also the hard ware should have a patent date on [very tiny ] that will give you a starting point
  47. if you look at the site for Bruttons village theres alot of info ive gotten parts from them in doing several trunks really a fun site!
  48. thats a great trunk!!! beautiful litho
  49. i know as soon as i find my magnifying glass ill be able to read it ! do you know what the value on the watch would be ? i have her husbands watch too just have to remember where i hid it
  50. holy cow that was a great price!!!
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