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Let Your Life Shine With Antiquity

Antiques are the buzzword when it comes to exquisite home decoration. Antiques might have lost momentarily to the instant charm of modern furniture but they are surely making a strong comeback and making their presence felt in the extremely competitive furniture market. Antiques, however, have a niche market that does not feel the heat of competition because the art lovers are present in sufficient numbers to appreciate the pristine glory of antique furniture.

Antique furniture makes for a perfect drawing room or bedroom. In fact, antique furniture is available in such diverse forms and content that the antique dealers have almost everything for every part of the home. The artistic touch of Amish handcrafted furniture is, in itself, a sight to behold. The Antique Oak furniture can be a piece of decoration as well as the normal utility item, like beds. Such is the grace of Amish furniture that buyers often have to wait for their turn to buy Amish made furniture. This is because the Amish artisans take a long time to finish just one piece of furniture due to the craftiness involved in the process of manufacture.

Possessing antique furniture is a matter of pride for the owners. It took the care and maintenance by generations to preserve their beloved furniture article. And why not? After all, their antique furniture still shines bright amidst the cacophony of modern day furniture. Who can forget the charm of grand pianos and old billiards tables?

Antiques present us with an opportunity to connect with history. Our grandparents have memories and stories attached to the antique furniture items. Each story is worth a million dollars because it is associated with someone you love – your grandparents and of course, the antique furniture. The entire nostalgia surrounding antique furniture is mesmerizing. An antique furniture piece can easily establish a bond with even the one who is not so familiar with its history. Every antique tells its own story, the story about its maker and the story about its origin and journey. The markings on these pieces such as dates, signatures, embossing, embellishments take us back in ancient times. The feeling is close to reliving the history and trying to, somehow, relate to our ancestors.

The importance of antique furniture is often realized from the adornments of official government buildings. It shows the amount of respect the nation has for its history and the historically relevant furniture items. It might seem absurd to our generation but antiques, contrary to popular belief, can never be said to have lived their lives. Their lure is forever etched in the memories of those who want to preserve the golden memories.

Fortunate are those who possess antique furniture. But the non-possessors need not lose heart. Exquisite antique furniture is available with antique dealers as well as online antique furniture shops. Due to a higher value attached to the antique furniture, it has been observed that certain tricksters have started duping the vulnerable buyers who cannot differentiate between an antique and a fake. Extreme caution should be exercised while buying antique furniture, either online or offline.The author has antiqueAmish furniturein her home.Amish oak furniturecan be purchased easily from an online store. Online wholesale Amish furniture dealers offer better prices and discounts.

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My mother bought a set of antique lamps..how much are they worth?

I've been looking on the internet for over an hour and can't find a picture of them. These lamps are electric and have a glass globe that is an amber or light orange color and has a grape and oak pattern. On the base is the inscription L&LWMC 1971. Both the lamps work but the guy that sold the pair to us for $5 had thrown away the shades, because they were so dusty. If anyone can help find a picture and what they're selling for..., I'd appreciate it.....thanks!
The oak is a leaf pattern...not tree..
She didn't give them to me, I'm trying to help her find how much they're worth.


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Hi. Without a photograph it is impossible to say. From 1971, they are not antiques. It sounds like it is a hurricane or "gone with the wind" style lamp.
Check the glass carefully for signatures or marks, sometimes they are very hard to see unless you capture it in the right light or use a black light.
I have seen an older L&L WMC lamp go for $200.00 in a vintage/ antique shop. One 1970s L&LWMC lamp recently sold on ebay for 120. I have also seen these lamps sold as unmarked Fenton, another marked Tiffa-Mini which may have been a trademark for Westmoreland glass, but again without seeing it...so hard to say. Another lamp with an L&LWMC bottom was signed D. Schnupp on the glass, another marked Plymouth Harlee on the glass.
L&LWMC was most likely the metal parts manufacturer of these lamps. There was a company L&LW Metal Company or L&L white metal casting located in Carlstadt, NJ until 1974. In other words this company made the base/metal parts and sold them to various glass & porcelain companies. You might try to contact the historical society in NJ to gather more info on the company and take your search from there. You could try asking the question on the antique & arts forum, there are many questions about these lamps there.
If you would like to submit a photo for me to try and help you further you may do so at www.maryantiques.com ASK maryantiques ... GET maryanswers.
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