GWS Auctions, Inc is the leading auctioneering firms throughout the country. Founded by Brigitte Kruse, GWS Auctions, Inc specializes in high-end furniture as well as smaller collectibles such as china, jewelry, coins, and an assortment of antiques. With our storage auctions and consignments, as well as Brigitte Kruse appraisal services and valuations, your trinkets and other items can be easily sold at our reputable auctions.
How Old is an Antique in the United States?
Antiques have been adored by many avid collectors. Some prefer certain items from paintings, to furnishings, to jewelry, to trinkets, where others, are attracted to a specific country and can’t get enough of the treasures it has to offer no matter the century they come from. Antiques are more than meets the eye. Not only are they a dazzling pair of earrings for example, but the artisan has been inspired to create a timeless artifact that has survived time itself. The history that it carries is inspiring in itself. American antiques have a lot to offer to those who appreciate antique collections. Paintings, furniture, rugs, trinkets, and so much more are all included. The term antique initially referred to the pre-classical and classical cultures of the ancient world. It now implies older artifacts of all cultures. In the 1930’s, the U.S Customs office determined that for an item to be legally and traditionally characterized as an antique, the object needs to be over 100 years of age.
18th Century American Books, Historical Documents & Furniture Antiques
During the 20th century many sorts of objects such as paintings, books, quilts, bedspreads, glass, coins, stamps, china, porcelain, bottles, pill boxes, toys, postcard, photographs, buttons, and so much more were all major attractions for collectors. With so many rich historical items from the past, American antique collectors concentrated on 18th century books, manuscripts, furniture and other possessions from famous people and classic antiquities. Many state historical societies encouraged growing the interest in the colonial antiques and it quickly became a booming industry.
Confederate & Union Civil War Antiques & Artifacts
A distinguishable part of American antiques are civil war collectibles. From cavalry sabres, cutless swords, “hand cannon” pistols and bullets to confederate and union uniform buttons, belt buckles, plates and buff belts; it’s a great idea to keep an eye on our upcoming auctions as you never know what you might find!
Comic Books & Sport Baseball Trading Cards Antiques
Finding American antique treasures is no easy feat for people looking for specific interests of nostalgia. Comic books, baseball cards, and other such American antiques are highly sought for can be quite difficult. Thanks to online resources, it has gotten a bit easier, but the more scarce the items are, obviously the harder they are to find.
Where Can I Find American Antiques & Jewelry?
Antique dealers, fairs, rummage sales, flea markets, garage sales, trade, and of course auction firms such as GWS Auctions, Inc directed by Brigitte Kruse are all places where American antiques from art nouveau and art deco and other such forms can be found. Then there are the rare cases where one can inherit a collection or find something worth a small fortune in an undisturbed basement or attic. No matter where you get your start in an American antique collection, GWS Auctions, Inc and Brigitte Kruse can help feed your pleasure.
American Antiques; 18th Century Books, Historical Documents & Furniture, Confederate & Union Civil War Artifacts, Comic Books, Trading Cards & More in Beverly Hills, Agoura Hills, Palm Springs, Indio & Southern California
Whether you are looking to buy or sell your American antique collection in entirety or just an item or two, our services can help you get appraisals done and sold in our distinguished auctions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact GWS Auctions, Inc founded by Brigitte Kruse on talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff.