Thursday, February 11, 2016
Authors Posts by Karen Waterman

Karen Waterman

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Q. I recently had lunch at a Korean restaurant where all of their tea pots and dishes were made of this lovely black pottery. What is it and can you tell me anything about it? A.From your description, it sounds...
Q. My wife and I bought this converted kerosene chandelier at the Brimfield Antique Fair and wondering if you can tell me anything about it. It does not have any markings or labels identifying who made it. A. Gas lamps...

Q. I have a vase that is stamped “Regina Gouda Holland” with some numbers written below. It is 10” high. Can you tell me anything about it? Gouda pottery (pronounced “Howda” in Dutch) is named after the town where the...
Q. My mom and dad are moving into a small condo and have lots of furniture they bought in the 1960’s, as well as pieces from my grandparents. I know “Mid Century Modern” is in and selling for high...
Those of you who have baseball fever right now may want more than just your lucky socks on while you watch the games. Saint Rita has been touted as the patron saint of baseball since 2002 when the movie “The...

Baleen: the precursor to plastic As early as the Vikings, many peoples who hunted whales used as much as possible of the carcass. This included the blubber, oil, bone, teeth and baleen. Some species of whales such as North American...
Q. I am looking to date two American Seating Company chairs that I have owned for quite some time. They are a Bishop's chair and an assistant/side chair—part of the past Ecclesiastical/Church Department of the American Seating Company. They are...
Q. Can you tell me anything about the artist John Sisson? I have several black and white sketches by him including the “Seagull Restaurant, Succotash Rd., East Matunuck, Rhode Island”. A. John Sisson was a self taught marine artist who...
Q. I read your recent article about the Eames chair and I have a chair and ottoman which is similar. It bought it in 1960 at Roitman & Son. It is upholstered in white leather. Can you tell me...
For most of our history, the dining room did not exist. Most of the space in homes had to be multifunctional and most homes consisted of one big room. Even castles built in the Middle Ages, although large, were...
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