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05/31/2019 I By George Peralta
Pocket Watches: The Gentleman's Timepiece
Timekeeping was one of mankind's first puzzles to crack. First marked only by night and day, then by the town square's church bells ringing in the hours, and eventually by precision clocks that can count the minutes and...
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Take a Seat! History's Most Intriguing Chairs
Take a Seat! History's Most Intriguing Chairs
Armchairs. Gaming chairs. Bean bag chairs. Massage chairs. The innumerable types of chairs and...
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The Mysterious Opal: The Cursed Gemstone?
The Mysterious Opal: The Cursed Gemstone?
One stone, however, has perhaps gotten an unfair reputation in comparison to other gemstone...
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Secret Compartments in Furniture
Secret Compartments in Furniture
Secret compartments in antique furniture have been the subject of literary plot twists for...
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Very Superstitious: Intriguing Gift-Giving Legends
Very Superstitious: Intriguing Gift-Giving Legends
Though we tend to think about presents the most during the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas,...
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More Than a Melody: Antique Music Boxes
More Than a Melody: Antique Music Boxes
Do you remember your first Walkman or iPod? The ongoing commitment to streamlining portable musical...
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Joe Frazier Memorabilia: Packing a Punch
Joe Frazier Memorabilia: Packing a Punch
A truly exceptional athlete and Olympic champion, as well as half of one of the sports world’s...
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A Rare and Royal Treasure
A Rare and Royal Treasure
The great French kings of the Bourbon Dynasty embody the royal notions of extravagance and absolute...
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Treasures from Brazil: Paraiba Tourmalines
Treasures from Brazil: Paraiba Tourmalines
Absolutely convinced he would find treasure buried deep beneath the barren hills of Paraiba,...
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A Real Knockout: The Rumble in the Jungle Boxing Contracts
A Real Knockout: The Rumble in the Jungle Boxing Contracts
On October 30, 1974, the Rumble in the Jungle World Heavyweight Championship pitted the then...
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Opposites Attract in Antebellum Pop!
Opposites Attract in Antebellum Pop!
Guest Blog: Interior designer Ellen Kennon shares her experiences creating a custom color palette...
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Captured in History: Artifacts of the Vatican
Captured in History: Artifacts of the Vatican
Within this influential structure, the Pope reigns supreme – his actions and words have held...
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Wonders of the Systems Cane
Wonders of the Systems Cane
Viewed today as stylish accessories and tools for the infirm, the walking stick has had a...
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