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Old tools can be hard to identify because many are no longer used. A carved ivory leg with a little wheel at the top looks like it might be a toy or a drawing aid, but it would be odd to make a tool of ivory. This auction item, recently sold by Eldred's Auctions, is a pie crimper, probably m…

Leigh Keno explains the importance of "grunge" on furniture and how it sheds light on the piece's history.