Private Exclusive: Historic Home in Georgetown

December 5, 2019

This three-bedroom, three-bath home at 1423 36th St. NW has a double-sized, landscaped yard.

Antiques Addict: Buttoned Down With Antique Buttons

June 13, 2019

A perk of collecting buttons is that they can be found everywhere, from garage sales to flea markets and trade shows. They are relatively inexpensive historic artifacts, combining artistic merit and quotidian use.

Trivets Are Hot Collectibles

March 26, 2019

Picture a romantic, snowy evening: fireside, burning logs, shining brass firedogs and a hot iron trivet on the hearth. But, you may ask, what, exactly, is the trivet in that […]

Windsor Chairs: The Democratic Seat

January 25, 2019

Wherever the first Windsor chair came from, in the 18th-century American colonies it became known as the “democratic chair” of the independent American nation. The legend about its beginnings has […]

Samplers: The Artwork of Children

July 11, 2018

In 18th- and 19th-century America, samplers were used as an educational tool for girls from all social backgrounds, but the function of the finished product would differ. The proud parents […]

Match Safes: Hot Items for Collectors

April 18, 2018

From around the 1830s through the 1920s, almost everyone carried the newfangled “strike anywhere” matches to light lanterns, stoves and candles. Proceeded by old-fashioned wood splints — which were dipped […]

Salesman Samples: Small Scale, High Value

March 7, 2018

Peddlers hold a special place in early American culture. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, when there were few stores around, the peddler, with his horse and buggy, became a […]

Salt Boxes: Essential Yet Rarely Noticed

December 6, 2017

Southern foods and salt are like hand and glove. There are many salty foods specific to the mountainous South: country ham, sour beans and sauerkraut, to name a few. Salt […]

Salt Boxes: Essential Yet Rarely Noticed


Southern foods and salt are like hand and glove. There are many salty foods specific to the mountainous South: country ham, sour beans and sauerkraut, to name a few. Salt […]

The Antiques Addict

August 23, 2017

Wood screws are one of the least understood clues in establishing the date and authenticity of antique furniture. They are especially valuable for dating country and primitive furniture. The stylistic […]