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Celebrating Marquetry

January 25, 2017 4:00 pm

Marquetry is a labor intensive process that yields remarkably beautiful results Below, you will learn more about the history of marquetry, and see wonderful examples found here at Solvang Antiques. American Victorian Ebonized Marquetry Table Marquetry is the art of creating decorative designs and pictures by skillfully utilizing the grain and colors of thin veneers, […]

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Known as the “Parisian Poet of Painting”, French artist √Čdouard Leon Cort√©s is world-renowned for his ability to capture the romantic atmosphere of Paris Porte Saint-Denis, Winter Porte Saint-Denis, Winter, a Post-Impressionistic Paris street scene, was painted in 1930 by √Čdouard Leon Cort√©s (1882-1969) at the peak of his career. This striking winter street scene […]

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Art Deco Watches at Solvang Antiques

January 18, 2017 4:00 pm

The Art Deco period (1920-1935) was a time of advancement in the arts, culture, and society It was also a beautiful design period for jewelry and watches. We have a fantastic selection of rare watches with Art Deco flair. Swiss Ladies Platinum and Onyx Wrist Watch by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1930 There is […]

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Jewelry for Winter

January 13, 2017 4:00 pm

The new year has arrived! If 2017 calls for an update to your jewelry collection, we can help. These pieces¬†are the perfect addition to your wardrobe this season.¬† Garnet, in addition to being January’s birthstone, is a beautiful¬†stone to wear in the winter months.¬† ¬† 2.30 Carat Rhodolite Garnet Ring with Diamonds 1.90 CTW Trillion […]

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Clocks 101 – Part 2

January 11, 2017 4:00 pm

Welcome to the second edition of our Clocks 101 series! Here, you’ll learn more about wall, mantel, skeleton, and automaton clocks. These clocks can be very intricate and are collected all over the world. You will be able to see examples of clocks from our collection. Automaton Automaton clocks refer to a clock that has […]

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