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Fall Newsletter 2016

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WINNETKA ANTIQUE & MODERNISM SHOW – November 4 – 6 

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e will be exhibiting at the Winnetka Antique + Modernism Show November 4th through 6th. The Antiques & Modernism Winnetka Show is the ultimate destination for interior designers, shoppers, and collectors alike. Ranging in styles from classic to modern, the Show is renowned for exquisite home furnishings and accessories, artwork, clothing, and jewelry, exclusively available for purchase from dealers who are nationally recognized specialists. The Show’s 60-year history and prevailing reputation speak to the caliber of this spectacular style and design event. The 2016 A+M Show is fortunate to bring three internationally recognized design mavens to its events’ line-up: iconic designer Alexa Hampton, entrepreneur and style maker India Hicks, and Chicago luminary Michael Del Piero. Proceeds from the Show benefit the Winnetka Community House.

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Recent Acquisitions

I am pleased to share pictures of our recent acquisitions with you. If you would like more information please phone or email me. 

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Charming Table – Great Color

Antique English oak farm table with a 3 plank top with cleated ends. The base has square tapered legs united by an ‘H’ stretcher.   Wonderful warm, faded color.

Circa 1800 

68″ long, 34″ wide, 28.75″ high

ES242008                                            $ 4,400. 

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Great Looking and Original Hardware

Antique English William and Mary period walnut chest of 3 short over 3 long drawers. The top with broad crossbanding and the drawers have feather banded edges and retain their original brass hardware.  The bun feet are later replacements. 

41.25″ wide, 23.75″ deep, 36.5″ high

Circa 1700

ES240007                                       $ 6,400.  

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Classic English Country

Antique English oak dresser base with three central drawers flanked by two cupboards with paneled doors with applied astragal mouldings. It stands on bracket feet and has later antique brass handles.

Circa 1750

71.5″ wide, 19.5″ deep, 33.5″ high
 
ES242004                                           $ 4,800

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Authenticating English Antique Furniture

Antique Furniture Barringotn, IL

“How do you know how old that piece of antique furniture is?”

That is a question I hear often with regard to antique furniture. The antiques that we stock were made in England between 1690 and 1910. it is important to know how old a piece is because that affects its value. Here is list of what I look for in assessing a piece for age and quality.

Caledonian Inc Antique Furniture Barrington, IL  Here are a couple accessories from our showroom.

Antique furniture, like architecture and fashion, has progressed through a series of styles as fashioned by the best designers of their day.

In this article published in the Quintessential Barrington I discuss the characteristics that I look for when determining the age of a particular piece of furniture. These characteristics include the wood used to make the piece, the manner in which it was constructed, the hardware on the piece or tale tell signs that the hardware has been changed, and finally the finish or better yet, the “old” finish that has faded somewhat and looks as though it has been well-cared-for. To get full details from this article please refer to the link below.      

http://www.qbarrington.com/pdf/ma13-at-home.pdf Photo Credit: Susan McConnell