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Catherine Riedel

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Antiques & Collectibles | Costume Jewelry from Providence, RI

4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (75% score)

Shakespeare warned that “all that glitters is not gold.” In fact, I’ve found that most of what glitters... Read More »

Antiques: Bradford Washburn Photographs

2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

“Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature”: Cicero said it, and Bradford Washburn lived it.... Read More »

Antiques: Chelsea Clocks

3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

To hear my punctual mother tell it, I was born two weeks early and that was the last... Read More »

Antiques: Creatures in Bronze

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Before my husband and I adopted two children, we adopted three dogs, a cat, and finally, a wonderful... Read More »

Antiques: Dolls

2 votes, 2.50 avg. rating (59% score)

When I was 8 years old, my grandmother gave me a cloth doll for Christmas. Neither pretty nor... Read More »

Antiques: Federal Furniture

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Americans are a loud bunch. We talk big. We act out. We don’t truly embrace the “less is... Read More »

Antiques: Folk Artist Peter Hunt

2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

Lately I’ve taken to wearing a curious adornment: my husband’s high-school ID bracelet, given to him by an... Read More »

Antiques: Hatboxes

2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

While growing up, I shared a room with my very neat and organized sister. I was the bane... Read More »

Antiques: Mochaware

1 vote, 2.00 avg. rating (59% score)

When I was young, my father had an ant farm. I was a little creeped out, and a... Read More »

Antiques: Mourning Pictures

2 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (66% score)

I recently attended the wake of a colleague’s husband. It was made bittersweet by the fact that his... Read More »

Antiques: Portraits by John Brewster Jr.

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

I live in a house with two small boys, two large dogs, and one boisterous husband. Silence is... Read More »

Antiques: Sleds

10 votes, 3.70 avg. rating (74% score)

Edith Wharton got it all wrong in Ethan Frome. That tortured farmer from Starkfield, Massachusetts, took a suicidal... Read More »

Antiques: Store Signs

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Centuries before Nike introduced its signature swoosh, and Apple its nibbled pomme, the idea of branding — creating... Read More »

Antiques: Valentines

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Each year as Valentine’s Day approaches, I say to my husband, “Please don’t send me roses.” Don’t get... Read More »

Antiques: William Grueby Pottery

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Organic — it’s a word we’re all familiar with. Or are we? In America’s quest to “go green,”... Read More »

Antiques: William Matthew Prior’s Paintings

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Flat. It’s a word not often associated with beauty or talent. Rather, it conjures up far less remarkable... Read More »

Arthur Stone Silverware | Antiques & Collectibles

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Great art requires talent and tenacity, but also time and space: time to learn and perfect, and to... Read More »

Bacon & Day Banjo | Antiques & Collectibles

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

For me, listening to music is a live-out-loud experience. That’s why my iPod often sits idle, gathering dust... Read More »

Baseball Cards | Antiques & Collectibles

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Once upon a time, “take me out to the ball game” seemed like such an innocent request. The... Read More »

Dedham Pottery | The Natural Look

5 votes, 3.40 avg. rating (69% score)

Inspired by the flora and fauna around us, Dedham Pottery designs are imaginative and distinctive. Nature is the... Read More »

Heywood-Wakefield Furniture | Antiques

Heywood-Wakefield Furniture | Antiques

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

In the 1930s, furniture from Heywood-Wakefield gave American homes a bright, fresh look. Today, you can find Heywood-Wakefield... Read More »

Historical Staffordshire | Antiques

Historical Staffordshire | Antiques

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

Adorned with portraits of American heroes and depicting important battle scenes and scenic views, antique Historical Staffordshire is... Read More »

Landscape Paintings from A. T. Hibbard | Antiques & Collectibles

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

I know many New Englanders who despise this time of year, but I’m not one of them. Even... Read More »

Make-Dos | Antiques & Collectibles

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

One generation’s recycling is another’s treasure. My dad wasn’t the world’s first recycler, just an early adopter of... Read More »

Nantucket Baskets | History

Nantucket Baskets | History

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

The earliest forms of Nantucket baskets were utilitarian creations, made free-form using wooden splints woven to a round... Read More »

Passamaquoddy Life Preserved in Birch Bark

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

It has been said that art is the signature of a civilization. Like all signatures, it is unique... Read More »

PHOTOS: Early Red Sox and Fenway

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

Red Sox collectibles can demand a premium price, especially in the New England market. In April 2007, Skinner... Read More »

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