Rush Antiques + Rush Appraisals

E-commerce site for purchasing high-end 18th, 19th and 20th century antiques.   Contact Information on how to obtain appraisals for products of all types.

Filtering by Category: blog

Be Green, buy Antiques!

So how green is antique furniture? The International Antiques and Collectors' Fairs in the UK commissioned a scientific study to find out. It was discovered that a new chest of drawers made in China and also other new furniture made elsewhere had carbon footprints 16 times higher than antique furniture! The results showed that an antique chest of drawers has an annual carbon footprint of 0.72kg CO2e compared to 11.36kg CO2e for the new chest of drawers. Antiques should also be "recycled"! A recent stat from the UK showed that 10 million pieces of furniture are thrown away each year! We doubt that much of it was antique furniture since antiques can certainly be the test of time. So what should we do? Be Green, buy Antiques!

George III Chest of Drawers
George III Chest on Chest of Drawers in excellent condition, original swan-neck pulls, bracket feet.

A Word About Integrity

A Word About Integrity, What is Integrity?

It's saying what you will do and doing what you say.

It's standing behind your product and DOING WHAT IS RIGHT.

It's hard to do what's right, doing the wrong thing is the easy way.

It's hard to admit when you're wrong, but that's what Integrity is: doing it the hard way, the right way.

It's not blaming the other guy, it's taking responsibility for your products.

At Rush Antiques/ Rush Appraisals we take Integrity seriously and strive to meet these standards and take great care that our products meet these standards, our customers deserve no less.

~Jere and Leona~

 

American Art Pottery

The history of the American Art Potteries starts around 1900 with the American Arts and Crafts movement that ultimately shared the same ideas as the local functional potter. From this tradition came the great pottery "factories" of Rookwood, Weller, Roseville, Marblehead, Cowen, Newcomb, Pewabic and many others. These potteries, influenced by a variety of important ceramists or ceramic technicians such as Frederick Rhead, Maria Longworth Nichols, Guy Cowen and many others, created and copied from each other a unique body of designerly work still accessible in museums and antique shops around America.

Rookwood Vase (7.5" high), signed by Lenore Asbury, circa 1913

Rookwood Vase (7.5" high), signed by Lenore Asbury, circa 1913

Top Ten American Art Pottery Makers

  1. Grueby
  2. Newcomb College
  3. Rookwood
  4. Teco
  5. George Ohr
  6. Marblehead
  7. Van Briggle
  8. Weller
  9. Roseville
  10. Saturday Evening Girls

Let us do the Traveling

Can't find the time to visit England, France or China? We celebrate those countries every day. We carry all the items one would need for an English Tea for example. Step back in history, you may even find George III looking over his chests!

George III Chest (England), circa late 1700's

George III Chest (England), circa late 1700's

French Limoges Trinket Box

French Limoges Trinket Box

Chinese Export Rose Medallion Teapot circa 1850's

Chinese Export Rose Medallion Teapot circa 1850's

DESIGN IS IN THE DETAILS

 

A light unto the world

At Rush Antiques and Rush Appraisals, we strive to carry on the love of Christ that we receive and give it back to other people. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)