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?”
Three mid-20th century ceramic pitchers by the renowned artist Pablo Picasso are among the nearly 1,400 lots offered at a live and online fine estates auction by Crescent City Auction Gallery of New Orleans.
A soapstone seal inscribed with the “Story of the Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup,” a Tang Dynasty poem by Du Fu, earned $210,000 at Litchfield County Auctions' April 25 sale. Heavy interest was also seen in the 20th century modern art and design category.
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...
More than 1,000 lots of antiques, fine art and quality collectibles, including an outstanding Tiffany & Co. tall case clock, are up for bid June 9-10 in Orange, Calif.
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.
Whether you’ve got money to burn or you simply want to escape for a few hours of fantasy browsing, 1stdibs.com likely has what you seek.
More than 1,200 lots of antiques and collectibles, including fine art , estate jewelry, period furniture, Persian rugs, chandeliers and lighting, antique clocks and more, will cross the block on May 12-13 at Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans.
Here's how you can tell if your Hitchcock chair (a small, rickety chair, perhaps painted black, with leaves and flowers and fruit painted all over) is the real thing, or a reproduction.