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?”
European paintings brought the auction much success and helped it generate $272,448 in gross sales. The top lot was "The Adoration of the Magi," an After Sir Peter Paul Rubens oil on canvas, which sold for $6,875.
In the everyday conduct of our affairs in the older and antique furniture trade, we often come across terms and references that we accept as just part of the lingo. But almost just as often we have little or no idea what the reference or term really means or how it got to be...
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.
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...
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 400 lots of antiques and fine art will be sold at auction Thursday, May 24, by Gordon S. Converse & Co. Categories include antique clocks, Asian objects, fine art, and more than 50 lots of toys and toy trains, among others.
More than 400 lots of vintage and antique collectibles have been donated from across the United States for a charity auction April 28, 2012 for the benefit of the Wisconsin Historical Society.