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NEW Q&A with Brenda Pook of "Days Gone By"

Q: IF MONEY WAS NO OBJECT, WHAT ANTIQUE OR COLLECTIBLE WOULD YOU BUY RIGHT NOW?

A: A Jackson press. It's a piece of tall furniture with doors at the top and doors at the bottom. It's a Kentucky/Tennessee piece, usually made of cherry, with blind doors at the top and bottom. It was used to keep dishes and food in.

Q: WHAT IS THE MOST GORGEOUS ANTIQUE YOU EVER SAW, IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION, OR EVEN A MUSEUM?

A: Coin silver serving pieces.

Q: WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING STORY YOU KNOW ABOUT ANY OF THE ANTIQUES YOU HAVE EVER OWNED?

A: One of the most interesting stories about an antique that I owned at one time was an oil painting I bought it at an estate sale in Florida for $2. I got it home and started looking at the back of it and it was a painting by Jefferson Davis' second wife of the shooting grounds at New Orleans. I took it to the "Antiques Roadshow" and it was appraised for $3,000.

Q: WHAT ANTIQUE TREND DO YOU LOVE?

A: I like the English trend and American period furniture.

Q: WHAT GENRE OF ANTIQUES DO YOU HAVE AS A COLLECTION? IS THERE A GENRE OF ANTIQUES OR COLLECTIBLES YOU WOULD LIKE TO COLLECT IN THE FUTURE?

A: I collect silver now, sterling and coin silver, and I don't know anything I'd like to collect in the future. At my age I have all the collections that I desire.

Q: WHAT ANTIQUE ERA DO YOU NOT LIKE?

A: I don't really like the Victorian period. The people that like it love it, but there are not a lot of those around. A lot of it is uncomfortable, the seating on the chairs and in the sofas. And it's formal. And it's a lot of fou-fou.

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