Banishing the “blahs” at Original York Antiques Show

the merchandise at York will include 18th and 19th century period American and English furniture, as well as country pieces in original paint, fine early porcelain and pottery (including Chinese export and Staffordshire), Oriental carpets, quilts, hooked rugs, samplers and other textiles, estate jewelry, Native American pottery and weavings, early kitchen and fireplace items, and much more. Arion strives to guarantee the scope of merchandise offered will be as broad as possible so visitors can find a “new” treasure at the show. Read More +

The history of Japanese cloisonné

Meiji cloisonné

Although certain artists often exhibit characteristic techniques and motifs, no two pieces of Japanese cloisonné are exactly alike. Experts say prices range across the board from less than $200 for more commercial pieces up to the six-figure range for the most exceptional examples, however rare Japanese cloisonné remain underpriced in relation to the talent, training, effort and time required for their creation. Read More +

Welcome to the hobby of antique bottle collecting

Michael Polak antique bottles

Bottle expert Michael Polak joins Antique Trader as a columnist on issues important to bottle collectors. Known as the author of “The Bottle Bible” Polak has a long history in the hobby and will share news from bottle clubs shows and sales, upcoming auctions and pricing results and ongoing bottle hobby events. He kicks off with a few antique bottles from Tonopah and Goldfield, Nev. Read More +

More than 2,000 dealers turn out for Madison Bouckville Antiques Week 2012

Madison Bouckville Antiques Festival 2012

The little hamlet of Bouckville had its front yards, hay fields and pastures covered with tents filled with antiques for many thousands of shoppers Aug. 11-19. Ranging in size from one exhibiting dealer in front of a single house in the center of the village to the biggest field known as the Madison Bouckville Antiques Festival with about 500 exhibitors, there were antiques of all varieties for the shoppers to peruse and purchase. Read More +