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This is the beginning of our 40th Anniversary year at Solvang Antiques! Time is something to be cherished. In this post, you will learn about pocket watches, and the intricacies to the mechanical marvels, as well as why they should be celebrated and cherished.  Repeater Repeater watches have a sophisticated complication, allowing the watch to […]

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Clocks 101 – Part 1

January 4, 2017 4:00 pm

Antique clocks are highly sought after for many reasons, including beauty, function and nostalgia Today, we will introduce you to various floor clocks, including month and year long regulators, seven tune functions, musical disk playing, as well as those that track the tides, have temperature compensating pendulums, and many more. Be sure to watch for […]

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Garnets for January at Solvang Antiques

December 30, 2016 4:00 pm

January’s birthstone is Garnet, a beautiful gem with a history as deep and rich as its color. Read along and learn more about January’s birthstone, as well as some garnet pieces from our collection of antique and estate jewelry. Red is the most common color of garnets. However, garnets are found in many colors, including […]

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Artist Spotlight: Sheryl Knight

December 28, 2016 4:00 pm

Sheryl Knight is an award-winning California artist and has been painting for many years. Read on to learn more about acclaimed painter Sheryl Knight. New Friend, oil on linen Sunset Bay, oil Sheryl is best known for her vibrant oil paintings. Her strong, expressive style could best be described as varying from loose realism to impressionistic. […]

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Artist Spotlight: Dirk Foslien

December 14, 2016 4:00 pm

This week, our Artist Spotlight features Dirk Foslien. Dirk Foslien feels his still life and landscape renderings incorporate expressiveness that he feels is Spirit driven. Grass Mountain Poppies, oil on canvas Dirk Foslien is a native Californian. He became interested in art early in his life through the influence of his artist father, and his […]

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