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.
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.
The shape of the crest rail of a chair and the type of bolts used to hold it together offer some clue as to the age and use of the chairs, explained Furniture Detective, in his assessment of a reader's inquiry about what were thought to be ice cream parlor chairs.
An oil painting by Arrah Lee Gaul, a member of the Philadelphia Ten art collective, could realize $1,000 to $2,000 during a Jan. 1 auction at Stepheson's.
A historic 19th century oak chair wherein five U.S presidents and others sat for a photography session with iconic photographer Matthew Brady sold for a staggering $449,000, during an auction offered by Bonhams.
In the latest installment of Ask the Experts, Dr. Marchelos sheds light on the likely age of one-of-a-kind folk art chair passed down through generations.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor, confirms a reader's suspicions about the identity of chairs tagged oak, but aren't; and he offers insight about value of the chairs.
Morris, Savonarola, glider, Lincoln and so on. In the July 8, 2015 edition, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explores the historical roots and usage details that cause us to almost never call a chair by its most basic name.
The two top lots of Quinn & Farmer's April 18 auction, a pair of huanghuali stools and a zitan kang table, finished at $696,200 before the hammer fell.
Primarily utilized by women at first, by the 20th century, rocking chairs were used universally. In the April 29, 2015 issue of Antique Trader, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explores the evolution of the American rocking chair.