In a world where a good story sometimes overshadows the facts, furniture lexicon has it's own history of misnomers, misunderstandings and more.
Many pieces sold for double (and more) their pre-auction estimates, to contribute to the $500K fine and decorative art auction held Nov. 17 at Cowan's Auctions
Please tell me something about these Windsor style chairs. They were painted and used as outdoor furniture when my mother-in-law acquired them in the 1940s. She refinished them and used them inside.
One of the most frequently asked questions about a piece of older and antique furniture is, “Who made it?” That seems to be a reasonable question, along with the other basic inquiries of “How old is it?” and “What is it worth?” But that first question is almost always the most difficult to answer...
One type of chair that everyone is familiar with is the ever-present Windsor. But why are there so many of them and what is the basis for America’s love affair with that type of chair? The word “Windsor” is usually capitalized in deference to the supposed point of origin of this style chair, the...
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?”
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.