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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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Trenton Art All Night takes the crown for NJ fine arts in 2012 - Examiner

Trenton Art All Night takes the crown for NJ fine arts in 2012 - Examiner

Artwork’s Art All Night 2012 entranced spectators for the sixth straight year at the Historic Roebling Wire Works in Trenton on June 16 at 3:00 p.m. until June 17 at 3:00 p.m.

The showcase erupted over 35 musicians and bands, film screenings, installation works, a spectrum of visual pieces, and culinary heaven in the World Food Court. New Jersey flaunted its finest creations.

“This is just mind blowing,” said Jon Gordon, 24-year-old from Marlton, a first-timer for the event. “I’ve heard people talk about it. For a person who lives in South Jersey, almost an hour drive isn’t that bad when I get to see something this amazing.”

He said he enjoyed the juxtaposition of NJ artists, such as Seward Johnson, a sculptor from the Johnson & Johnson bloodline, and Will Kasso, the bonafide graffiti savant.

Kasso explained that his friend Barbara Stange had asked him to paint her car.

“She asked for the bumper and the fender,” he said. “So I just painted the whole thing. Once it was painted, I wanted to display it at AAN. It was a big hit.”

Kasso also painted a piece for the Black-light Graffiti Lounge. This year, he stepped aside to bestow spotlight on some emerging artists.

“I let them paint,” he said. “The BLGL was beautiful. It was mad house.”

The BLGL artists traded in canvas for human skin in Rock Ya Body by Leon Rainbow. Artists illuminated six models with the black-light paint before photographers angled the women for shots. Crowd volunteers were painted next.

“I was personally painting for five straight hours,” Rainbow said.

He invited Isaias Crow to the event. The 34-year-old artist from San Diego showcased his spray-paint and acrylic hybrid piece “Crolerized: Bountiful Hands”.

“It’s my name in graffiti letters mixed with the energy and essence of a woman,” Crow said. “Been showing work since 2006. This [AAN] is gorgeous. I do a lot of community organizing in San Diego. I’m inspired.”

Trenton’s own Werner Born was featured for the fourth consecutive year. The 23-year-old has been an artist his entire life, despite his career as an engineer.

“It’s really cool that anyone can submit [art work],” he said. “It’s my first year selling a piece.”

His digital painting “Finish The Fight” sold for $115. He stood in line with an empty wine glass that was about to be greeted by AAN’s annual smorgasbord of wines.  Critique the wine, keep the glass. The art of fermentation produced an insatiable crowd.

“I came because my man told me there was $4 drink-all-night beer,” said Andrew Wilt, a 24 year-old from Trenton, who attended AAN for the first time. “It’s been a good night. The Drum Circle was bad ass.”

The AAN Drum Circle sounded off the 24 hour celebration.

Wilt was more impressed by the performances that followed the punk rock bands.

“It was all good vibes,” he said. “My favorite bands were Chalk And The Beige Americans; they were this white boy reggae punk band. The band right before them was hot too.”

“The last guys, Sweet Eureka, were a tremendous band,” said Gary Moto, a local musician who came to see the event. “They gave me their CD. He was playing with the same amp I played in 1973.”

Musical performances lit up two stages: one out-door stage and one in-door stage. The DJs changed the pace to house music at 2:30 a.m.

“We’ve played the past four years,” said Greg Ribsam, 28-year-old from Trenton and drummer for the band Dale J. Gordon who performed 12:30 a.m. until 1:15 a.m. “I like being able to get up there, speak our mind, and do what we have to do.”

The intensity needed a cool down. The installation piece “That New Car Smell” by conceptual artist Andrew Wilkinson, provided an escape to the surreal.

The dark room was trimmed with silver streamers that glistened like Christmas tinsel from light emitted by the black and white film being screen on the wall. In the absence of chairs, inflated tubes speckled the floor. One could rest. Cover songs of ABBA and The Carpenters played in the background.

“The car in America is a sanctuary,” said Wilkinson, who moved to Pennsylvania from England, and now resides in Titusville. “When you get in your car, you’re in control. It’s your bubble and your stuff. When you come in here, you’re not in control.”

He said the installation x-factor is the element of security. The black and white film was created from a trip through the car wash.

Wilkinson’s two other films, “Light Water Robot” and “Kiss Kill” were screened in AAN’s first annual Film Screening.

“I was very pleased how well-received and smoothly the first annual AAN Film Festival went,” said Film Festival Captain Joshua Borden. “There was always someone present during a showing, enjoying the film being presented. I am proud to say that every film submitted this year was shown!”

AAN’s Film Festival boasted 53 films its freshman year, according to Borden.
Need front desk assistance? There’s an installation piece for that. Trenton Social presented the Social Blog Lounge.

“They made this an installation piece itself, with an office look,” said Art All Night Blogger Kate Concannon, a 25-year-old from Cherry Hill. “That’s why we have the old school Macintosh and the fish.”

Concannon and fellow AAN Blogger Nick Stewart stationed the office to keep the world connected with artist interviews and updates through FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

Trenton AAN 2012 featured over 1000 art pieces. No official feedback was provided on the number of attendees or the number of pieces sold. About 19 special events were presented, as well as 17 vendors to explore at the World Food Court. Sponsors included Blue Moon, Diffy Productions, The Times of Trenton and, and many more.

“I think it’s amazing and so well put-together,” said Christina Shay, a 33-year-old event volunteer from Lambertville.

“We killed it!” said Black Collar Biz, a 28-year-old hip hop artist from Trenton. “People tonight were saying that this is what Trenton needs.”

Trenton continues to prove itself as the cultural epicenter of the East Coast.  The city's creative intellect raises the bar for modern fine arts.


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