Fontaine's Auction Gallery's March 23 antique auction will feature more than 400 lots of antique furniture, Arts & Crafts items, antique lighting, paintings, bronzes and sterling silver.
A silver plate showing an image of a bull’s head by renowned artist Pablo Picasso may earn top lot honors at $50,000 during a March 2-3 multi-estate sale.
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?”