In the most recent Furniture Detective column, Fred tells the story about the rediscovery of something old, in this case: oak, which ended up saving the day.
Leading the offering of sterling silver, and possibly all lots of the Sept. 19-20 auction offered by Clars Auction Gallery, is a Gorham Martele six piece hot beverage service.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor discusses how furniture of the past offers a unique glimpse at the societal norms of the time and its representation of gender roles and social status.
A circa 1860 mahogany half tester youth-size bed made by C. Lee sold for a neat and clean $29,000 to lead more than 575 lots at a recent Stevens Auction Co. event.
Furniture claims top lots at recent Nadeau's auction, reportedly its strongest American antiques sale in the last three years.
A two-day auction offering nearly 900 lots of antiques, fine art, collectibles, Asian antiques and more will be hosted by Cordier Auctions Nov. 10-11, 2012 in Harrisburg, Pa.
The political unrest in 19th century Germany had a profoundly positive effect on American furniture construction and design for the next 50 years. A large number of German craftspeople made their way to America in the 19th century, but four in particular stand out in the furniture field: John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger and...
Common wisdom in the furniture trade says that anything made in Grand Rapids is “good stuff.” Is that true? Perhaps. But like so many other things, there is always a “but.” In this case the but is “Made when and by whom in Grand Rapids?”
Up to 1,000 quality lots of antique art and furniture, by such renowned American makers as J.H. Belter, J. & J.W. Meeks and R.J. Horner, will be sold June 23, 2012 by Stevens Auction Company. An exceptional fine art collection, a large collection of music boxes, early 19th century lighting, antique handmade rugs, sterling...
Is tung oil safe for antique furniture? Furniture Detective Fred Taylor says unless the original finish was an oil finish, then tung oil, like any other oil, has no place on antique furniture over the long term.