Thursday, December 27, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Avoid the Christmas crowds...Shop for unique gifts on the Antique Mile!

Lots of gifts and plenty of friendly and cheerful staff! 
 Visit us this Holiday Season on the Albuquerque Antique Mile - One of Albuquerque's favorite shopping destinations!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Antique Mile adds it's sponsorship to the North 4th St. Holiday Stop & Shop

It's a great weekend of  fun, refreshments and discounts!!
For details and participating businesses visit

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rococo, aka Baroque Antiques

 Rococo (less commonly roccoco; pronounced /rəˈkoʊkoʊ/, /roʊkəˈkoʊ/), also referred to as "Late Baroque", is an 18th-century artistic movement and style, which affected several aspects of the arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, interior design, decoration, literature, music andtheatre. The Rococo developed in the early part of the 18th century in Paris, France as a reaction against the grandeur, symmetry and strict regulations of the Baroque, especially that of the Palace of Versailles.[1] In such a way, Rococo artists opted for a more jocular, florid and graceful approach to Baroque art and architecture. Rococo art and architecture in such a way was ornate and made strong usage of creamy, pastel-like colours, asymmetrical designs, curves and gold. Unlike the more politically focused Baroque, the Rococo had more playful and often witty artistic themes. With regards to interior decoration, Rococo rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings. The Rococo additionally played an important role in theatre. In the book The Rococo, it is written that there was no other culture which "has produced a wittier, more elegant, and teasing dialogue full of elusive and camouflaging language and gestures, refined feelings and subtle criticism" than Rococo theatre, especially that of France

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Depression Glass

Depression glass is clear or colored translucent glassware that was distributed free, or at low cost in the United States around the time of the Great Depression.  The Quaker Oats Company and other food manufacturers and distributors, put a piece of glassware in boxes of food as an incentive to purchase.  Movie theaters and businesses would hand out a piece simply for coming in the door.
Most of this glassware was made in the central and mid-west United States, where access to raw materials and power made manufacturing inexpensive in the first half of the twentieth
century.  More than twenty manufactureres made more than  100 patterns and entire dinner sets were made in some patterns.  Common colors are clear (crystal), pink, pale blue, green, and amber.  Less common colors include yellow (canary), ultra marine, jadeite (opaque pale green), delphite (opaque pale blue), cobalt blue, red (ruby & royal ruby), black, amethyst, and white (milk glass).
Although of marginal quality, Depression glass has been highly collective since 1960's.  Due to its popularity as a collectible.  Depression glass is becoming more scarce on the open market.  Scarce pieces may sell for several hundred dollars.  Some manufacturers continued to make popular patters after World War II or introduced similar patterns which are also collectible.  Popular and expensive patterns and pieces have been reproduced, and reproductions are still being made.

For more information about Depression Glass visit Wikipedia's free encyclopedia site here.
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