An intricate Nakashima cabinet, with an American black walnut slab form top and three pandanus cloth mounted sliding doors, earned $30,500 at Schwenke Auctioneers' June 26 auction.
There is an entire furniture vocabulary related to Depression era furniture, some of which can be applied to items in nearly every American home.
After providing valuable historical information about a bedroom suite made by Empire Case Goods, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor suggested the reader visit local auctioneers to get a better idea on value, based on condition.
A 1920s Georgian Colonial style mansion, located in Boston, will be offered at a no-reserve auction — along with the antiques of the home — July 1-2, presented by ohn McInnis Auctioneers.
What do a Persian rug, mahogany chest, Baker breakfront and vintage tapestry have in common? They were all lots that sold for $920 during Direct Auction Galleries May 21 auction.
In his latest Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor explains a bit about the history of Art Deco, while assessing a reader's inquiry about a vanity.
A silver and enamel chalice with mother of pearl liner, hand-crafted by noted Arts & Crafts metalsmith Elizabeth Copeland, may realize upward of $1,200 during the June 18 estate auction presented by Kaminski Auctions.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor provided an interesting 'promotional' history about an oak server, based on ties to Larkin soap products, in response to a reader's recent inquiry.
As inspired as a recent reader may be to reproduce chairs loosely based on a style of dining chair from the late 18th century, without well-defined skills and a good shop, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor suggests reconsidering.
A mid-19th century American Rococo carved and laminated rosewood center table more than doubled its low estimate, finishing at $57,950 recently, during an auction at Neal Auction Co.