The history of antiques has always been a mystery.
What is the history of a house?
How did an architect design one?
What is a reproduction?
And what is a piece of art?
Well, this year the answer to these questions was “a whole lot.”
With the help of the Smithsonian, the makers of antique furniture and jewelry have been sharing the history and the meaning of their work on the Internet.
In an effort to help the public understand what they’ve created, the Smithsonian is running a collection of more than 100 photographs of antiqued and vintage furniture, jewelry, and other vintage items that are not listed on its website.
The collection, called the “Art of Antiques” collection, features photos from the museum’s online collection, a website devoted to the topic, and several publications.
The website also features a video series of interviews with museum curators, experts, and the designers of vintage antiques, as well as photos of each item from the collection.
One of the best-known items from the “art of antics” collection is the antique china-lined table from the Victorian era.
The table was originally made for a Victorian guest, who purchased it as a gift from his wife.
Today, it’s the centerpiece of a Victorian wedding reception in the United Kingdom, but it wasn’t always that way.
The Victorian table was made from a piece made by a local Chinese artisan in 1883, according to the Smithsonian.
But in 1890, a British merchant by the name of John Molloy purchased the table for $20,000, and it’s now owned by the Smithsonian Institution.
In a way, Molloys “masterwork” is a story of how technology and the rise of the factory produced a new way of life.
After the British left China, the table was sent to the U.S. and is still in its home, where it sits in the museum.
A few months ago, the museum received an anonymous tip about a collection in the collection, and Mollories name was eventually found in it.
“It’s one of the most beautiful objects in the whole collection,” said Sarah Ruhle, an assistant curator of the Museum of the American Revolution.
“He was the one who made it.
It’s one that’s been with us since we opened.”
Another item from “artes antiques” is the large piece of antique pottery called the Old French pottery.
The pottery was created by a French master called Jacques-Louis, who lived in Paris from 1810 to 1845.
The piece has an elegant design, but in its heyday it was considered to be inferior to the earlier French potteries, including a pottery by the famous French artist, Jean-Pierre Beaudoin.
“I always felt the old French potters art was better,” said Ruhles assistant curator for antiques.
“We wanted to tell a story about the potters legacy.
So we made this pottery to tell the story.”
The Smithsonian Institution’s “artisans antiques collection” includes items from every era of the Antique and Historic Furniture Movement.
The museum has made it a goal to collect antiques from all corners of the globe, from the most obscure to the most prestigious, and they are always working on new items to include in the project.
“The first thing we do when we see an item that we think is unique is to try to find out where the original was made,” Ruhls associate curator for the Antiques and Historic Art told Vice News.
“So we take photos of that, and then we have a conversation with the people who made the original, who worked on the original and then who have the ownership of the item.”
Ruhlers team is also working to make the Antiquary History Project a better resource for collectors of the collection to search for information about the objects they want to see.
“For people who want to learn more about their favorite objects and get their hands on more information about them, we’re here,” said Siavash Shetty, a curator of antigens at the museum who helped design the project and is helping oversee the collection’s online presence.
“If we get a really good idea of the history behind a particular piece, we can get in touch with them and help them understand the history.”