After providing valuable historical information about a bedroom suite made by Empire Case Goods, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor suggested the reader visit local auctioneers to get a better idea on value, based on condition.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor provided an interesting 'promotional' history about an oak server, based on ties to Larkin soap products, in response to a reader's recent inquiry.
In the most recent Furniture Detective column, Fred tells the story about the rediscovery of something old, in this case: oak, which ended up saving the day.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers a history lesson related to the inspiration behind a reader's reproduction refectory table.
In the latest installment of Furniture Detective, Fred Taylor fields an inquiry from a reader about a 'tuckaway trestle' or 'Sutherland' table, and offers some advice about researching a Gustav Stickley piece before taking the steps he offers for refurnishing.
Willis Henry Auctions is bringing to auction several selections of 18th century furniture and decor items, as well as jewelry and fine art, during a multi-estate auction scheduled for March 28.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor praises a reader for making a savvy purchase, by spending $25 for a Colonial Revival table in a combination of the drum table valued at retail price of $200 to $300.
The 17th Annual New Year's Day Auction at Ross Auctions will feature a 17-item R.J. Horner dining room set, as one of the lots expected to vie for top-lot status.
The old adage of "If it looks like (something), and it sounds/seems like (something), than most likely it is. Unless, you're talking about furniture, then you may have to look a little closer for the true identity, as Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains in his response to a reader regarding a multiple-personality table.
Using Scott Antique Markets as a font for inspiration and research, new contributor Jessica Munday explores how culturally significant symbols gain immortality through their appearances on historic objects.