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  • Today's Featured Article
    Joost Burgi Clock

    Thursday, July 22 2004 @ 04:09 AM EDT
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    According to the conception of the world as a machina mundi, the universe seemed to resemble a clock. Conversely, the clock was considered to be a functional model of the world: "Its universal analogue is to be found in astrology, the belief that there is an all-encompassing relationship of cause and effect between the movements of the planets and the course of the things on earth (i. e. between the events in the sky and the things happening on earth within the same time).

    In this incredibly complicated and precise rock crystal table-clock the skilful technical and artistic elements form a perfect unity.

    It is the invention of Joost B�rgi, mathematician and mechanical genius of his time. http://www.khm.at/

    Rock Crystal Clock Joost B�rgi (Lichtensteig, Canton of St. Gallen 1552-1632 Kassel) Prague c. 1623 Gilt brass, silver, rock crystal; mechanism: brass H 18.6 cm



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    Books. Not only a a great tool, but a good investment
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    Wednesday, August 25 2004 @ 03:46 PM EDT
    Contributed by: jackknyc
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    I am adding a web site that specializes in books on antiques. (Books-on-Antiques. http://www.books-on-antiques.com). I am doing this because of the invaluable knowledge and benefits I have personally gained from browsing and referring to books on antiques. 

    Some of my most exciting and profitable purchases of antique clocks are the result of purchases I made from high class; knowledgeable antiques dealers on the upper east side of Manhattan. I bought many more great clocks in these fine shops than I ever bought at flea markets or auctions. The well-known dealers carried fantastic things selected for the name of the designer, the style or the exceptional quality. They however did not have the in depth expertise in the area that was my specialty. I could look over the clocks that they had chosen for their beauty or the name of the maker, and than I would proceed to look for something unusual some nuance or something that had been overlooked. I had been meeting other collectors, reading and studying many books on horology for a few years. I never sat down and studied the subject, but I did buy books whenever I could find them. I would look at the illustrations and read whatever I happened to find interesting. Then the books were put on the shelf for future reference. Thousands of times I saw something in a shop that looked interesting and I went back to my books to research it.



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    "Wait until the check clears"
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    Saturday, August 21 2004 @ 07:00 PM EDT
    Contributed by: jackknyc
    Views: 18

    !Always wait until the check clears!
    Beware of offers to purchase antiques that come from emails. I just received my second email within a few months offering to buy an item I had posted in the classifieds section of this site. The first time I received one of these I was suspicious, but not sure so I played along. I have a bad certified check from Citibank in the amount of 10.000 to show for it. 
    Here is how it worked. The buyer called me and told me he wanted to buy the clock he saw on the site. Someone in the United States owed him some money, so he was having him send me the money. I was quite surprised when I did receive a bank check. The check was for 10.000. The clock he was purchasing was only 4.200. 
    He called me on the day I received the check to ask me to get a bank check for the difference between the 4.200 and the 10.000, his shipper would take my check to him when he came to collect the clock, the next day. Being very suspicious I took the check over to Citibank. They said it looked fine and I could deposit if I liked. I told them of my suspicions and asked them if the would call the branch that it was drawn against. They did call and found out that the check was no good. I happened to be lucky enough to not get sucked into this con game and I hope that by posting this, it might make you a little suspicious if you receive any similar requests.




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    Marion Antiques Show
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    Wednesday, August 18 2004 @ 04:23 AM EDT
    Contributed by: Anonymous
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    Site SuggestionsPreview August 20 5:30- 8:30 45.00
    August 21 & 22 11pm-5 pm Admission 7.00
    70 dealers in quality antiques, appraisals Sunday, Exit 20 off I-195 Tabor Academy, Spring St, Marion , Ma. for more info 603-778-8842.




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    The American Antiques Show 2005
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    Wednesday, July 21 2004 @ 04:45 PM EDT
    Contributed by: Anonymous
    Views: 102

    General NewsTHE AMERICAN ANTIQUES SHOW ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION
    2005 Show to be held at the Time Warner Center

    Gala Benefit Preview kicks off Americana Week in New York City

    Location, location, location�the 2005 American Antiques Show is pleased to announce its spectacular new location. The fourth annual American Antiques Show will take up residence in New York City's newest landmark, the Time Warner Center, for four days in January. An annual benefit for the American Folk Art Museum, The American Antiques Show will be held January 20�23, 2005 at the North Tower of the Time Warner Center, the soaring new complex at Columbus Circle designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The opening night preview on Wednesday evening, January 19 will be a gala event and the kick off for Americana Week in New York City.

    Managed by Keeling, Wainwright Associates, Inc., all proceeds from the show and related educational events benefit the American Folk Art Museum's educational and exhibition programs. 

    The American Antiques Show will feature some of this country's most respected dealers in folk art and American antiques offering important examples of Americana such as 19th century portraits, finely crafted furniture, historic needlework, trade signs, tramp art, bird and duck decoys, quilts, hooked rugs, gameboards, weathervanes, idiosyncratic works of art' and other decorative works from the 18th through the early 20th centuries..

    Executive Chairs of the show are Barry and Edie Briskin, John and Barbara Wilkerson, and Joan and Victor Johnson. Caroline Kerrigan is the executive director of the 2005 American Antiques Show.

    Education programs offered at The American Antiques Show 2005 include: A �Meet the Exhibitors� event on Thursday, January 20; a tour by Museum staff of the exhibition Folk Art Revealed at the American Folk Art Museum followed by a visit to The American Antiques Show on Friday, January 21; Curator Walking Tours �In The Company of Experts� and �In The Company Of Objects: What�s It Worth & Fabulous Fakes� Appraisals on Saturday, January 22. 

    1 Time Warner Center, North Tower
    60 Columbus Circle at 60th Street

    Daily Admission 15, includes show catalog and a 2-for-1 admission to the American Folk Art Museum.
    Show opens daily at noon. Please inquire about group rates

    For more information please contact:
    Susan Flamm Caroline Kerrigan
    American Folk Art Museum American Folk Art Museum
    212/265 1040 ext. 113 212/977-7170 ext. 319




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    French 19th Century Duck Press
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    Thursday, July 01 2004 @ 11:28 AM EDT
    Contributed by: jackknyc
    Views: 129

    General NewsDuck Press pictured next to a page from the Larousse Gastronomique

    I guess an advantage of operating this site is that, when I need some cash, I can try to sell it on the home page.

    I have this French Duck Press I want to sell. I think it's from the second half of the 19th century.
    19 High x 12 1/2 Wide x 8 1/4 Deep. it is heavy probably nickel plated bronze and the container is Silver or Silver plated.
    This is a great show piece for a restaurant window or display. The asking price is 1.500.00
    You can contact me: iantiquesguide@yahoo.com




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    Email solution
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    Tuesday, June 15 2004 @ 01:02 PM EDT
    Contributed by: Anonymous
    Views: 100

    General NewsA good no-cost solution to the spam problem. You can have a link to your email on your web pages and you don't have to worry!



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    Sotheby's Arcase Sale June 16-17
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    Sunday, June 13 2004 @ 12:12 PM EDT
    Contributed by: jackknyc
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    General NewsJune 16 and 17th New York City. Sotheby's Aarcade Furniture, Decorative Works of Art & Carpets including a Collection of Important Canes and Chess Sets from a Prominent New York Collector.




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