Turn of the century furniture construction techniques, while often clever, were not extremely sophisticated, making furniture repair easier than you might think.
One of the best things about antiques is their ability to preserve and represent the past. A recent installment of Ask the Experts prompted a trip down memory lane that involved Saturday afternoons, a telephone table and lessons in literature.
A circa 1860 mahogany half tester youth-size bed made by C. Lee sold for a neat and clean $29,000 to lead more than 575 lots at a recent Stevens Auction Co. event.
In his Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor fields reader questions about a Stickley handkerchief table and a buffet thought to be made by Irwin of Mich.
On Sunday, Feb. 10, Thomas Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction held its Mid-Century, Country & Decorative Arts Auction — despite the Blizzard of 2013.
More than 400 pieces of period furniture, architectural antiques, and cut glass are scheduled for auction at North Carolina's Broken Arch Auction Gallery.
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That means your desk was made after that since not much fancy furniture was made during the War. Colby’s was mostly a furniture retailer, having closed its factory in the 1920s.
Don Presley's 500-lot Nov. 10 sale is brimming with choice selections from Southern California residences and estates, and everything will be available to bidders at his gallery or online through www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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.