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.
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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.
Litchfield County Auctions announces its annual Spring Modernism, Asian and Tribal Arts and European Antiques Sale April 11-25 at iGavelauctions.com.
J. Garrett Auctioneers will be offering the estate collection of one of Dallas' most prominent socialites, the late Bertha Ahlsclager, from her Highland Park mansion.
Every corner and aisle at Don Presley's auction gallery is brimming with decorative pieces of old gold, soft silver, rouge marble and jade – key inclusions from among the 1,000+ lots selected for a two-day event packed with antiques 'fit for royalty.'
The Virginia Historical Society is hosting a special program called With a Collector’s Eye: An Institute on Southern Furniture. The event will feature two sessions taught by guest instructor Sumpter Priddy III.
A circa 1860 museum-quality mechanical rosewood drop-front secretary desk attributed to renowned American furniture maker Thomas Brooks, earned top lot honors when it sold for $21,280 Dec. 31, 2011. The secretary retains its original finish and stands nearly 10 feet tall.
Three lots in Bonhams' March 19 fine European furniture and decorative arts sale are in a horse race to top lot honors. From three lots are from the estate of Stella Wilson of Napa, Calif., and each carries pre-auction estimates of roughly between $10,000 to $15,000.