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Furniture

Eastlake Furniture

Eastlake Furniture
Information that will help you to identify valuable Eastlake style furniture from the Victorian era. Decorative moldings, carved designs, woods, and details are some of the attributes of the furniture pieces designed by Charles Eastlake.
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Duncan Phyfe Furniture

Duncan Phyfe Furniture

Tips to identify valuable Duncan Phyfe furniture pieces and how reproductions are valuable too. Also, understand how to date the original versus the reproduction style dining room sets, tables and chairs.

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Blanket Chests

Blanket Chests
Dr. Lori talks about the history and value of antique blanket chests. Learn the clues that tell you where a blanket chest is made and how old it is. Find out why people with blanket chests often had mules in their bedrooms. 
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Regina Music Boxes

Regina Music Boxes
Learn about cylinder and disk music boxes and their value. Music boxes are highly desirable collectibles. Regina made various styles such as upright, coin-operated, coffin box, single and double comb mechanism that are attractive to collectors.
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Thonet Furniture

Thonet Furniture
Background and innovations of the Michael Thonet furniture company and bent wood chairs. Tips for identifying the signature, labeling, and construction of Thonet furniture and the current values.
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Mills Slot Machines

Mills Slot Machines

History and values for Mills Slot Machines, the three types of coin operated machines and other companies who produced them, popular models and how to examine a machine for value.

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Wicker Furniture

Wicker Furniture

Values for wicker furniture, tips about the different types of pieces like cribs, patio furniture and wheel chairs and understanding the popularity of wicker from its history and how it's made.

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Pairpoint Lamps

Pairpoint Lamps
Dr. Lori focuses on ways to identify the many Pairpoint glass types, markings, and decorative motifs found on Pairpoint lamps. Values for Pairpoint lamps regularly soar into the tens of thousands of dollars for good pieces.
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Heywood Wakefield Furniture

Heywood Wakefield Furniture

Understand how to identify and value chairs, desks, sofas, dressers, tables and more made by the famous and popular Heywood Wakefield mid century modern furniture designer using its mark, styles and history.

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Art Nouveau vs. Art Deco

Art Nouveau vs. Art Deco
Similarities and differences between the two important late 1800s/early 1900s art movements, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Learn about the valuable objects that came out of this period in history.
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Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Do you get the best prices when antiques and thrift store shopping? Do you pay too much because you unknowingly reveal secrets to the seller so they end up not reducing the price for you? Read three tips from Dr. Lori to help get the best steals when antiques shopping. It's fun to shop, but even more fun when you get a bargain. Find out how.

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