Antique Discovery

History rings a bell

By DeeDee Wood (Editor’s note: DeeDee Wood is the store manager at Tharpe Antiques, in Easton, part of the Talbot Historical Society.) The earliest evidence archaeologically for bells dates back to Northern China from the 3,000 BC. Bells were used to produce harmonics...

Doing it Rococo style

by DeeDee Wood What is Rococo Style? How did it influence furnishings and decorative art? Style usually is influenced by the history and tastes of a region, and Rococo is decidedly French, branching out to other countries as it left its mark. Rococo was an 18th...

Curse of the Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond is the most famous diamond in the world. It now resides in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., in the National Gem Collection. Many people know that it has a famous curse attached to it, but what are the details of the curse, and...