Sunday, February 14, 2016
Authors Posts by Karen Waterman

Karen Waterman

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While we are so overwhelmed with snow and freezing temperatures, I try to focus on "warm" thoughts. We complain of shoveling and getting out in this weather but think of what people up until the early 20th century had...
Q: I volunteer at a local the preservation society and someone recently donated this chair to the museum. It looks like a Pilgrim chair and on the back is stamped “Governor Carver 1620." No one knows anything about it....
Q: We have had this lamp for years and inherited it from my husband’s family. I am not sure what it is made of. Is it cloisonné? It is made of metal and sits on a wood base. A: Your...
During this just-past time of the year which involves so much decorating with lights and candles, I think of what it must have been like to celebrate the holidays before electricity. The Merriam-Webster dictionary has the word “girandole” defined as...
Q. This is a Fred Thieler painting that a relative got directly from the artist. It seems as though most of his work sells in Germany. I was wondering if you had any thoughts about the best way to...
Q. I enjoy your column and wonder if you could shed some light on these antique Chinese Dolls. I acquired them at an Alaskan yard sale this past spring. Are they in fact Chinese and what historic significance do...
When couples begin divorce proceedings, some of the biggest fights are over artwork or antiques. Emotional attachments can be greater than financial (or perceived financial) values. Some tips to consider for a peaceable and equitable split: 1. Make an inventory of...
Q. When I was cleaning out my family’s homestead, I came upon this pitcher. It does not have any sentimental value and I would like to sell it. It is in good condition. Could you tell me what it...
Q. I picked this up for $30 at a local consignment shop. The cabinet is completely lined with either zinc or lead. Could it be a mini fridge? It is about 26” high x 15” square. A. This is not...
Q. I thought that maybe you could help me uncover some facts about this chair we are restoring for a customer. It's a beauty and it appears from its construction to be about 100 years old. We would love...
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