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The Hoax of Embellishment

embellishment (em-bel'-ish...ment) n. 1. an ornament or decoration. 2. a fictitious addition, as to a factual statement.

One of the most common frauds in the antiques business is the embellishment of legitimate antiques to make them seem more than they are. This particular hoax comes in almost every variation you can imagine. Here are a few examples we've encountered recently.


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