"The Last Chord" series of postcards, from Bamforth and Company, is the product of inspiration from an early 20th century song by the same name, according to an assessment by Ask the Experts panelist Dr. Anthony J. Cavo.
The presence and design of escutcheons and height of a cabinet provide clues as to the age of the possible custom furniture, explains Ask the Experts panelist Dr. G. Marchelos, in his assessment of reader's inherited item of furniture.
In this installment of Ask the Experts, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo provides valuable details about the history and characteristics of Satsuma, a hand-painted form of Japanese pottery. A key bit of Cavo expertise: Authentic Satsuma won't have markings in English.
In this installment of Ask the Experts, Asheford Institute graduate, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo, weighs in about readers' inquiries about a meerschaum pipe and a vintage Kodak camera.
The inclusion of the fleur de lis design and the scene depicting a woman and a man in a period setting and dress, aid in evaluating and assessing a reader's tea set, explains Ask the Experts panelist Susan Mullikin.
Sometimes the information we seek can be found in the most unexpected locations. Ask the Experts evaluator Dr. Anthony J. Cavo demonstrates this in his latest assessment of a Greentown Glass dog head toothpick holder.
In this installment of Ask the Experts, a $3 find at a Canadian thrift store bears indications of possibly being an example of an original work by Margaret Brundage, according to Dr. Anthony J. Cavo.
A word of advice from Ask the Experts evaluator Dr. Marchelos, never over look the historical or sentimental value of an object. Sometimes it's the greatest value an item possesses.
Sometimes the best piece of advice is 'leave well enough alone,' or it may cause regret. That seems to be one lesson to glean from a recent Ask the Experts column.