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Friday, March 30, 2012

Aloha Friday - Antiques Roadshow Edition!

Aloha Fridays are brought to you by Kailani in beautiful Hawaii at An Island Life where Friday is the day to take it easy while anticipating the coming weekend. Today I'm going to link up, relax and ask an easy question:

If you could take one thing to be appraised at the Antique's Roadshow, what would it be?

For me, it would be this oil painting my husband obtained from a dear friend of ours who is 94 years young.  This painting came from her husband's very wealthy family who were living in Germany during the 1930's.  On the evening of November 10, 1938, (Kristallnacht, "Night of Broken Glass").

I took the photo at a slight angle so you could see the repair
(look straight across under the yellow flower and then again about
one quarter down across the front of the vase)

Nazi soldiers broke into their home, terrorized their family and destroyed their belongings.  This painting was slashed by those soldiers and then later repaired by the original artist.  I had our friend write this story on one of her personalized cards so I could keep it with the painting so the story of its "scars" is not lost.

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Unknown said...

What a great story behind the painting. I often wonder when I look at different paintings if there is a story.

Tammy said...

I love the story behind the painting. Very cool. I don't think we have anything that is antique in our home. I do have some items in a tote upstairs but our home is so small, I just can't put everything out on display. Wish I could.

CMash said...

I am in that process now working with an antique liquidation woman as I break down my mother's house.

Stacy Uncorked said...

What a beautiful painting and poignant story behind it! I have an antique Korean Medicine Chest that I'd love to have appraised - my ex-in-laws brought it home from a trip to China and gave it to me and my ex as a wedding gift (he kept the Ming Vase, I got the chest). It's really cool, made of mahogany, stands about 3-feet tall and 2-1/2 feet wide with multiple drawers that have Korean symbols denoting whatever medicine was kept in each drawer, plus a double door locked center (I have the original key for that, too). It's very unique and very cool - wish I had more of its history! :)

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Unknown said...

Very interesting story about the painting! I guess I would take my set of depression glass dishes that was given to me by my grandmother. She gave me an antique bow front china cabinet full of dishes!

Simply Suthern said...

We have a silver winners cup from an 1909 automobile race.

Cathi said...

We have several very old items. I'm not totally familiar with The Antique Show and exactly what they appraise but I think it would be and antique dresser that was my grandmothers. ;)

Catherine L. said...

I can't think of anything, but I'm sure we have a few things around here.

I am Harriet said...

I've inherited some interesting items over the past two years that I would bring.

Have a great weekend!

Colette S said...

My wedding ring :)

That is a seriously cool painting. I'd want it appraised too!

Happy weekend.