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Art Nouveau Bust of Schererazade
(100 yrs old chalk figure)
(Photo by Jo ~ 9/99)

Among my many interests are antiques and collectibles. I'm a 'recovering' antiques dealer ~lol~ :-). Which means, I used to own a shop but now I have a space in an antiques mall. Searching for and buying unique and interesting items is addictive ~ a very hard habit to break H-m-m-m-m, wonder if there is an antiques anonymous group I could join?

I'm not sure what I can find in the way of pics to put here that would be of interest to you ~ but will give it the good ol try.

Illustration: Tiffany Lamp
(click on lamp to see larger size)

I have collected a lot of things over the years ~ but the ones I am on the lookout for now are paperweights and wizards.

I have quite a few paperweights but wizards are rather hard to find, so I only have four ... so far.

This is a photo of an Art Nouveau period statue and vase from my antiques collection. Items from the Art Nouveau period are favorites of mine. Hope you enjoy seeing these. Antiques Page 2 is devoted to Art Nouvequ items.

(click on photo to see larger size)

Definition of an Antique
(excerpted from Ebay's site)

Many people are confused about the difference between an "antique" and a "collectible." This is probably because the two terms are similar in characterizing an item by something other than its physical attributes. For example, if you were looking at a chair, you would recognize it simply because it had certain physical attributes; namely, two arms, four legs, a seat, and a back. However, not everyone would know whether this particular chair was an antique or a collectible simply by looking at its physical features. So, what makes this chair a collectible or an antique? By definition, a collectible is an item whose value originally revolved around its utility or aesthetic attributes but has since been enhanced by widespread interest. For example, an item might become a collectible through association. To remain consistent with the chair example, John Lennon's chair is a collectible. The intrinsic value of the chair does not lie in the chair's "utilitarian purpose" rather it lies in the fact that John Lennon used to sit in it. An antique is defined by an item's age. Although the U.S. government considers any item over 100 years old to be an antique, most collectors use 50 years as a benchmark. John Lennon's chair may or may not be an antique, but your great, great grandfather's chair is, even if he isn't famous. The value of your great, great grandfather's chair may vary based on its quality, style, craftsmanship, and several other factors. However, regardless of the chair's condition, it is still, by definition, an antique because of the year in which it was created.

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Art Nouveau Treasures

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