Sunday, March 25, 2012
Trailer Trad Time Travel: 1930s Junk Pickin' Road Trip
See that big, carved rooster? If it was auctioned today at Southebys or if it was shown at The Pier Show, it probably would be at least $10,000 or more. The decoys would probably be at least $1,000 each. These things were considered old curiousities, even back then. They are, undoubtably, from the 19th Century.
This railing is an example of architectural antiques that, as recently as thirty years ago, weren't really appreciated at all. I remember living in Federal Hill in Baltimore years ago when sculptural ironwork like this sat unappreciated, it seemed. Today, an item like this would cause major players in the antiques world to salivate.
Posted by Trailer Trad at 4:26 PM