Author Archives: Tracy L. Schmidt

Charles Denning Clocks: A timeless mystery

All good mysteries need good detectives. In this case, renown Royal China experts Deborah and Dave Folckemer put their sleuthing skills to work to solve a case that has been a long unsolved mystery to Royal China collectors: Why do these Royal China clock plates have both Imperial and Charles Denning markings?

Found antiques are like opening a time capsule

While walls don’t actually speak, for a lucky few there is still a timeless story to be pieced together through the history and contents revealed in their home. I recently caught up with two Wisconsin homeowners who, through remodeling projects over the years, found themselves literally looking into time capsules.