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On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

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Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

'Lost' Aboriginal community painting returned - ABC Online

'Lost' Aboriginal community painting returned - ABC Online

Posted June 05, 2012 16:27:22

An Aboriginal painting that has been missing for more than a decade is being returned to a remote community in central Australia.

The painting once hung in a health centre at Kintore, about 530 kilometres west of Alice Springs, but disappeared in the early 1990s.

It was rediscovered last month at a Melbourne auction house as part of an art collection bequeathed to Columbia University from the estate of American billionaire John W. Kluge.

Indigenous art specialist Shaun Dennison says the painting had been due to be auctioned but the university is now giving it back to the people of Kintore.

"We felt the fact that the health service had contacted us, that it showed the importance culturally of the painting and the desire to have the painting returned," he said.

"We felt that Columbia University would be open to that.

"They saw the fact that it was returning to the homeland was more important than putting it up for sale and receiving some proceeds.

"They were very amenable to the whole process and I am very happy that they were."

John Keane was working in Kintore in early 1985 as acting manager of the health clinic and says he commissioned the painting to celebrate the return of local people to their country.

He is now an independent Aboriginal art consultant living in Melbourne.

He was pivotal in having the painting returned after being told it was going to auction.

He says it is rare that a painting of such historical significance is returned to Aboriginal people, and everyone is happy the university withdrew it from auction.

"It is great," he said.

"It is a really significant painting and I think it was done at a time of real optimism, when Pintubi people had left Papunya and returned to their country.

"It sort of has all that kind of optimistic feel to it."

Topics: visual-art, indigenous-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander, regional, kintore-0872, alice-springs-0870, melbourne-3000


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