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Victorian Side Chair Serves as Family Treasure Sep. 13, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: I inherited the upholstered chair seen in this photo from my parents years ago. It is in perfect ... Read More

Style Is a Melange of Earlier Designs Sep. 06, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: Enclosed is a photo of an antique chair I purchased in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. The elaborately ca... Read More

The Spottswoode Story Aug. 27, 2019

Wine Talk

On a recent tour of Southern California with longtime winemaker Aron Weinkauf in tow, Spottswoode's ... Read More

Age Matters at Cognac Frapin May. 14, 2019

Wine Talk

COGNAC, France — Here in this mysterious land known officially as Charente or Charente-Maritim... Read More

Oceano Surprises at San Diego Judging Apr. 16, 2019

Wine Talk

The element of surprise is easily the most scintillating aspect of a "blind" wine tasting. When all ... Read More

Men's Spring Fashion Trends 2019: The Checklist Jan. 15, 2019

In Fashion

When you come out of hibernation, there will be plenty of shopping to do for spring. A change of sea... Read More

Understanding the Beauty of the Imperfect Nov. 10, 2018

The Art of Design

There are occasions when everything indicates that something should get worse but it gets better. Ju... Read More

Vintage Windup Toy Appeals to Collectors Aug. 03, 2018

Antique or Junque

Q: I have enclosed a picture of an "Amos 'n' Andy" windup metal toy car. I think it was made around ... Read More

Antique or Vintage? Jun. 09, 2018

The Art of Design

Is that an antique or is it vintage? Most people refer to items that are old as antiques, because th... Read More

Ornament Serves As Family Heirloom Jul. 28, 2017

Antique or Junque

Q: Enclosed you will find a photo of an antique red glass Christmas ornament. It is 3 inches in diam... Read More

Three Tips for Holiday Feasting Nov. 15, 2016

Wine Talk

'Tis the season for holiday feasting. That typically means a up-close and personal experience with t... Read More

Why Vintages Matter Oct. 11, 2016

Wine Talk

As another grape harvest winds down throughout the northern hemisphere, it might be a good time to c... Read More

Sascha Brastoff Dinnerware Inspires Collector Jul. 08, 2016

Antique or Junque

Q: Enclosed is a photo of a set of dinnerware I own. It is a large collection of Sascha Brastoff dis... Read More

Vintage Vibes Jul. 05, 2016

In Fashion

We've all heard the fashion forecasts: "The '40s are back," "The '50s are back It's true that design... Read More

Age Before Beauty Jun. 28, 2016

Wine Talk

The ability to age is one of the accepted tenets of wine appreciation. That may seem oddly disconnec... Read More

Watching Bordeaux Prices May. 17, 2016

Wine Talk

The following is an excerpt from an email sent from a fellow Bordeaux collector to like-minded frien... Read More

The Bordeaux Conundrum Apr. 26, 2016

Wine Talk

Tasting hundreds of young Bordeaux wines from barrel is an annual exercise of self-inflicted pain fo... Read More

Canary in the Coal Mine Apr. 19, 2016

Wine Talk

Michel Rolland is perhaps the world's most famous winemaker. From his home base in Bordeaux, the win... Read More

Egg Cup is Excellent Buy Mar. 25, 2016

Antique or Junque

Q: Enclosed is a photo of an egg cup with an under plate. I am an egg cup collector and recently fou... Read More

Piano Preferred by Pianists Feb. 12, 2016

Antique or Junque

Q: This photo is of an Everett piano that my sister and I purchased from the Jenkin's Music Company ... Read More