Antiques Freaks
210 Antique Rugs with Joanna Mahserdjian of Upstate Rug Supply

210 Antique Rugs with Joanna Mahserdjian of Upstate Rug Supply

January 26, 2022

The Antiques Freaks are joined by Joanna Mahserdjian of Upstate Rug Supply to learn all about the delights of collecting one-of-a-kind, hand-woven, all-natural works of fiber arts - rugs, carpets, mats, bags, pillows, ottomans, and more! From dining room to show room (and beyond!), Joanna shares her antique rug journey. For more, check out her site at UpstateRugs.com, or visit The Shop on Warren Street in Hudson, NY.

209 Self-Pouring Teapot

209 Self-Pouring Teapot

January 19, 2022

The Victorians and their sickening whimsy strike again! We have three words for you: Self. Pouring. Teapot.

208 B - The Sailor’s Word Book (1867)

208 B - The Sailor’s Word Book (1867)

January 12, 2022

Beating the booby. Blowing the grampus. Broth of a boy. Bum-boat. All these terms and more defined in our dive into 19th-century nautical vocabulary.

207 Paper Dolls

207 Paper Dolls

January 5, 2022

The precursor to Barbie, Polly Pocket, Jem and the Holograms, and American Girl dolls. From French aristocratic mockery to Depression-era penny toys to queer mid-century icons, we've got the history of antique and vintage paper dolls. Plus a compelling argument for you to surrender your vintage bookshop stock to Ken.

206 A - The Sailor’s Word-Book (1867)

206 A - The Sailor’s Word-Book (1867)

December 29, 2021

Able-whackets. Anti-guggler. Awkward squad. All these nautical terms and more are defined at last in this 19th century navy dictionary.

205 Victorian Christmas Cards

205 Victorian Christmas Cards

December 22, 2021

Goats stealing fruit from a boy's basket. Frogs in little jackets skewering each other with teensy swords. A jolly party of Ice Age mammals skating across a frozen pond. What do these images have in common? CHRISTMAS! At least, according to those wacky Victorians and their sickening whimsy. Blame Charles Dickens. (Content warning for discussions of child abuse and child death.)

204 Antiques Angels - Galen by Jaclyn Osborn

204 Antiques Angels - Galen by Jaclyn Osborn

December 15, 2021

Angels. Demons. Vampires. Werewolves. Fairies. Dragons. Seven (eight?) deadly sins. Wingfic. This antiques-themed gay romance novel has everything - except antiques. Let's get into it.

203 The House Among the Laurels - Carnacki the Ghost-Finder (with Terrible Book Club!)

203 The House Among the Laurels - Carnacki the Ghost-Finder (with Terrible Book Club!)

December 8, 2021

Chris and Paris from the Terrible Book Club podcast join us to read yet another story from Carnacki the Ghost-Finder! A chilling tale of spooky Edwardian haunting by William Hope Hodgson. It's like if Sherlock Holmes pointed at ghosts instead of solving mysteries. And Watson was divided into four characters, none of whom are permitted to speak or do anything.

CONTENT WARNING for graphic animal death (dog).

202 Antiques Fraud! The Chair Daddy of Versailles

202 Antiques Fraud! The Chair Daddy of Versailles

December 1, 2021

It's a tale as old as time. Venerated antique furniture expert suspected of fraud. Scrappy young antiques-dealing upstart with a shop on the wrong side of the tracks attempts to expose a bad deal. The reputation of the Palace of Versailles hangs in the balance. And it all comes down to licking a chair. Dee's taste-based antiques identification methods are vindicated in this, the sordid story of the Chair Daddy.

201 Epergnes

201 Epergnes

November 24, 2021

Exquisite. Precarious. Whimsical. Join us as we explore the history of epergnes, from Georgian and Regency dining to Victorian flower-arranging and mid-century modern Fenton mistakes.

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