Five antiques that can make you happy

Let’s face it, we collect antiques because they’re fun. We love the mystery of nostalgia and the lure of the old days, brings a smile to our faces and makes our heart jump at least a little bit.

Here are five antiques that can make you happy. All lots shown can be found on the online auction site www.Boocoo.com

rockola jukebox

1960s Rockola Jukebox. I figured we’d start off strong. If this doesn’t do it for you, check your pulse! It may not be for everyone, but can’t you just hear Buddy Holly and the Beatles calling you over?

antique cowbell

More Cowbell. I think it’s impossible to hear the cowbell and be in a bad mood. These make great additions to the main entry in country homes too. 

victorian ladies boots

Antique Victorian Ladies Boots. These are so authentic that the mere act of looking at them can transport you back to the days of Charles Dickens. 

antique pulleys

Block and Tackle set

Why should this set make you happy Because if you’ve ever priced these new, you know that the starting bid of $22 is ridiculously low. These are very useful around the farm and home and these are in great shape. I remember the day, it wasn’t that long ago, when one of these would have sold for more than $22 on the auction block.

chalkware cat plaque

Cat’s head chalkware plaque: Isn’t it obvious why  this is on the list? 

 

What’s it worth? Appraisal for transitional china cabinet

Hi Wally,
 
Thanks so much for providing this service!  Here  is the first of the three appraisals I ordered.
 This is a china cabinet owned by my grandmother, to my mother and now to me.
AW says: Hi Lynn, I’m glad you enjoy the site enough to say so.
What you have is a transitional piece, (coming out of the Federal into the Victorian era) , which is of course a china cabinet.
It’s made of Mahogany, the griffins on the side top are hand carved and the facia wood is likely a veneer.  Circa 1850-80. This is an attractive piece and well built. That said, transitional pieces tend not to bring as much as transitional pieces, although tend to sell just as fast if they are priced right.
  • Retail value: $425-$495
  • Wholesale: $150-$175
  • Quick sale: (This item shouldn’t have to suffer a quick sale)
Keywords:
  • Transitional
  • Mahogany
  • China Cabinet
  • 2 door
  • griffins
  • hand carved
  • veneer
  • empire
  • Victorian

What’s it worth? Appraisal for transitional china cabinet

Hi Wally,
 
Thanks so much for providing this service!  Here  is the first of the three appraisals I ordered.
 This is a china cabinet owned by my grandmother, to my mother and now to me.
AW says: Hi Lynn, I’m glad you enjoy the site enough to say so.
What you have is a transitional piece, (coming out of the Federal into the Victorian era) , which is of course a china cabinet.
It’s made of Mahogany, the griffins on the side top are hand carved and the facia wood is likely a veneer.  Circa 1850-80. This is an attractive piece and well built. That said, transitional pieces tend not to bring as much as transitional pieces, although tend to sell just as fast if they are priced right.
  • Retail value: $425-$495
  • Wholesale: $150-$175
  • Quick sale: (This item shouldn’t have to suffer a quick sale)
Keywords:
  • Transitional
  • Mahogany
  • China Cabinet
  • 2 door
  • griffins
  • hand carved
  • veneer
  • empire
  • Victorian