The days of the Nantucket Lightships and the baskets their crews produced began deep in America’s 19th century. Some accounts suggest the lightship service, providing a floating lighthouse for traveling whaling ships, began as early as the 1820s. Continue reading Nantucket Lightship Baskets
From simple to elaborate and from homemade to manufactured, the box took on special symbolism in the 19th century. It held one’s personal possessions. It was useful. It had an important place in the home. Continue reading Boxes As 19th Century Treasure Chests
From Louis Vuitton to Montgomery Ward, luggage of the past is traveling first class with today’s collectors.
Strap-wrapped suitcases, overnight cases, hat cases, medium-sized trunks and even black leather satchels are all part of a new wave of old traveling luggage. Continue reading Antique and Vintage Luggage